On Tuesday, the Telangana state Assembly passed a couple of resolutions, urging the Centre to name the new Parliament building in New Delhi after Dr B.R. Ambedkar, and also withdraw the new Electricity Amendment Bill 2022 proposed by the Centre keeping in view the interests of farmers and backward communities.
On the same day, the House also passed seven bills and the session ended in three days after Speaker Pocharam Srinivas Reddy adjourned the House. The Industries and IT minister K.T. Rama Rao said that it would be correct to name the newly-constructed parliament building after Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution. He said Telangana state would never be a reality, if not for article 3 incorporated by Ambedkar in the constitution.
He further extended his speech saying, “Ambedkar gave the nation a direction and there is no better person to honour than having the new Parliament building named after him.” KTR informed the Assembly that the state government was only following the directions given by the Supreme Court which barred installation of statues on roads and it has nothing against initiation of Ambedkar statue. He also said that the state government is installing 125-foot tall statue by January 2023 near Prasad’s IMax and urged Congress leaders not to insist on installing the statue at Punjagutta.
G. Jagadish Reddy, the Energy minister moved the resolution opposing the Electricity Amendments Bill 2022 and demanding that the Centre withdraw the bill. He said the Bill was against the interests of farmers, the poor, and the 20 lakh employees of the power sector across the nation. The Assembly passed the resolution collectively.