The first session of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council will be held for five days from 19 to 24 June in the old Assembly Bhavan in Hyderabad. The session will start at 11.43 am on Thursday, 19 June. Sessions in the State Legislative Council will also be held simultaneously.
Senior MLA of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Pathiwada Narayanaswamy Naidu will take oath as Protem Speaker on 18 June at Raj Bhavan, where the Governor ESL Narasimhan will administer the oath of the office to him, said the State Finance and Legislative Affairs Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu on Sunday, 15 June. He briefed the media about the Assembly session's schedule.
The protem speaker will then administer the oath of office to all MLAs on the first day of the session, where the Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will take oath first as an MLA. After Naidu, the State Cabinet ministers and MLAs will swear-in.
The Assembly will elect its speaker and deputy speaker on 20 June at 9.22 am, notification for which will be issued on 19 June. The Governor will address both sessions of the State Assembly and Council on 21 June at 8.55 am. It is a holiday for the State Legislature on 22 June and motion of thanks for the Governor's address is scheduled on 23 and 24 June.
The session will be adjourned sine die on 24 June.
Meanwhile, the AP Chief Minister has announced an ex-gracia of ₹1.5 lakh to those died of sunstroke in the state.
The new Andhra Pradesh government will hold its five-day Assembly sessions from 19 June in old Assembly Bhavan in Hyderabad, where the united AP used to conduct its Assembly sessions before 1985.
After 1985, assembly sessions of the united AP were shifted to a new Assembly Bhavan, built adjacent to the old one. Now, the new Assembly Bhavan has been allotted to Telangana and the old Assembly Bhavan is allocated to Andhra Pradesh.
The impressive century-old Assembly Bhavan of Andhra Pradesh was built in 1913 as the town hall of Hyderabad by the then Nizam Nawab. It was converted into Hyderabad State Assembly Bhavan in 1952.
As per the allotment of buildings during bifurcation, Chandrababu Naidu is supposed to use the Lakeview Guest House in Hyderabad as his Camp Office from 19 June. The AP Chief Minister's office chamber has been allocated in "L" Block, in eighth floor of the State Secretariat, which is yet to decked for Naidu's entry. For now, the AP CM will discharge all his duties from Lakeview Guest House camp office.