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For the first time Telangana Assembly discusses all finance bills
For the first time in the recent history of two Telugu states, the budget session of Telangana assembly discussed all the finance bills, unlike earlier habit of adopting them on the last day without any discussion.

Though the opposition TDP members were suspended all through the session, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao succeeded in ensuing the functioning of house for longer hours every day, unlike Andhra Prdaesh assembly, which was simultaneously conducted in the same premises.

The Assembly was adjourned sine die yesterday with the passage of the State's Appropriation Bill-2015. In all, the 14-day session saw the House meeting for 78.58 hours to debate on various issues, including budget proposals, Question Hour, Zero Hour and Short Discussion. Of the total time, the ruling TRS took the highest time of 36.05 hours, followed by main opposition Congress with 18.34 hours.

The BJP and AIMIM parties took 9 hours and 7.07 hours respectively. The YCP, CPI and CPM took 1.27, 3.27 and 2.53 hours respectively. The independent and nominated MLAs took just 5 minutes to speak while the suspended T-TDP members took just 10 minutes to speak on the issues. Interestingly, the session lost 1.13 hour of its valuable time due to disturbances and deviations by opposition party members.

Revealing details about the House's business in the Assembly, Speaker S Madhusudhana Chari has said that 99 starred questions and 30 un-starred questions were answered during the budget session. He said that a total of 88 members delivered their speeches in the House during the 14-day session. According to the speaker, the House passed seven bills out of the eight introduced in the House. He also said that 147 supplementary questions were also answered during the session.

Two cabinet ministers made their statements in the House while a short discussion was taken up under Rule 344 on SC and ST sub plan. The House has also adopted three unanimous resolutions. 

On the last day, the House adopted an unanimous resolution urging the Centre not to remove the existing 25 per cent levy on rice quota meant for farmers of the state. It said that such a move would only create fresh trouble to farmers.

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