The Andhra Pradesh Assembly in Velagapudi of Amaravati is all set to commence on June 12 with the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of the 15th Legislative Assembly of the state.
The session will begin at 11.05am, an official statement from the Assembly Secretary stated. The oath-taking ceremony will be administered by Pro-tem Speaker Sambangi Appala Naidu, who was sworn in earlier. Sambangi is a senior MLA from Bobbili Assembly constituency.
The newly-elected members of the Assembly will take oath on June 12-13 in alphabetical order, followed by Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy and Opposition leader TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu.
On June 13, the members will elect the Speaker, Tammineni Sitaram, YSRCP MLA from Amudalavalasa. The Deputy Speaker’s election will also follow in the same session.
On June 14, Governor E S L Narasimhan will address a joint session of the Assembly and the Council at 9.00 am. The first Assembly session will go on till the 18th of this month.
The new Assembly has 151 MLAs from the ruling YSRCP led by CM Jagan Mohan Reddy and 23 from the TDP led by former CM Naidu, while Jana Sena Party has one MLA.
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is going to attend the Assembly as Leader of the House. Earlier in 2017, his party had boycotted the Assembly session alleging that Naidu had engineered the defections of as many as 23 YSRCP MLAs to the then ruling party TDP. At that time, he had even sought the President’s intervention in the matter before he embarked on his famous Praja Sankalpa Yatra.