Staff of AP Legislature relocates to Amaravati from Hyd


Amaravati: Staff of Andhra Pradesh Legislature relocated to the state’s new capital Amaravati from Hyderabad today, ahead of the Budget session that begins in the new Legislature complex at Velagapudi on March 6.

Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu will inaugurate the new building on March 2.

The state government had earlier planned to get Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the event, which did not materialise.

Assembly Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao and Legislative Affairs Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu welcomed the Legislature staff and later inspected the state of the works and the allocation of chambers.

“Everything is in place and the Budget session will begin on March 6 with an address by the Governor to the joint session of the Council and the Assembly. The Budget for 2017-18 will be presented to the House on March 13 followed by a separate budget for agriculture,” Yanamala told reporters on the occasion.

“We will decide on the exact dates at the Business Advisory Committee meeting on the 6th,” Yanamala, who is also the Finance Minister, said.