From march 7 The AP Assembly and Legislative Council will commence its budget session and on March 6 or Match 9 for TS. Both state houses need to function at least for a minimum 16 sittings that will be on simultaneously for budget sessions.
After bifurcation in June last year, both houses had a couple of sittings but at different times, deadline of passing financial bills before March 31. Cops and watch and ward staff of both the Houses will be put to test about their ability to ease possible tensions among legislators due to several burning issues.
There are only two entrances and two exits for both the Assemblies and only one entrance and exit for the Legislative Councils. Now there are two Chief Ministers, four Deputy Chief Ministers, two Speakers, two Deputy Speakers, two Chairmen, two Deputy Chairmen, 10 Chief Whips and Whips besides nearly 40 ministers.
The respective Speaker and Council Chairman meet top police officials to know about the security arrangements and give instructions. Now both the speakers and Chairmen need to meet police officials jointly and then take decisions.
M. Mahender Reddy said, “Generally we will act on the instructions of Presiding Officers. We will not take any independent decisions on security plans. I hope this time we will have a joint meeting with Presiding Officers. It may not be a problem if TS and AP use one gate each for entry and exit. Anyway we will discuss the issue with all concerned.” Sources said that VVIPs is going to pose a major problem about parking.