The state cabinet has approved the draft bill to abolish the legislative council after a decision in this regard was taken in the cabinet meeting held here on Monday.
Elaborating on the decision, YSRCP in a statement said, "The opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) is misusing its majority in the legislative council to halt the bills that have received majority voting in the legislative assembly." "Earlier the council has delayed and rejected the separate commissions for SC and ST. It has rejected the bill that introduces the English medium in government schools," the statement said.
The YSRCP also alleged that recently, the TDP has politicized the two bills in council - Andhra Pradesh Decentralisation of Governance and Inclusive Development of All Regions Bill 2020 and repealing of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA), that were approved in the assembly.
"TDP has the advantage of council chairman from its party and is using the powers and majority for political benefits," the statement added.