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Amaravati, Jan.21 (Maxim News): The Decentralization Bill of Andhra Pradesh government faced an obstacle in the Council on Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Finance Minister B. Rajendranath Reddy in the Council. However, the TDP, which has majority in the Upper House obstructed the bill by giving notice to the chairman under Rule 71.

Leader of the Opposition in the Council Yanamala Ramakrishnudu urged the chairman to allow discussion on the notice given by them before allowing any other discussion on the Decentralisation Bill in the House. Yanamala alleged that MA&UD Minister Botsa Satyanarayana insulted the Council and demanded an unconditional apology from him to the House. He also asked the ruling party leaders as to why they were calling the Opposition party MLCs.

Responding to this, Finance Minister urged the chairman to allow discussion on the Bill as it was already approved by the Assembly. Following this, the chairman allowed discussion under rule 71 leading to the adjournment of the discussion on the Decentralization Bill albeit temporarily. If the Upper House approves the Bill, the State government will have an opportunity to approve the Bill by invoking deemed to be approved clause.(Maxim News)

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