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EC gives green signal to cabinet meet in AP

13-05-201913-05-2019 21:47:21 IST
Updated On 13-05-2019 22:56:37 ISTUpdated On 13-05-20192019-05-13T16:17:21.859Z13-05-2019 2019-05-13T16:17:13.916Z - 2019-05-13T17:26:37.909Z - 13-05-2019

EC gives green signal to cabinet meet in AP
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At last Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has his last laugh as Election Commission of India gave its go-ahead to the proposed cabinet meeting on Tuesday. 

However there is a rider in the permission from EC. Cabinet should not take any decisions regarding rising rates of any payments. The meeting should not take any decision regarding payment of bills also. EC also restricted the press release of the details of the meeting.

First proposed last Friday and then postponed due to lack of time to get permission from EC, the cabinet meeting has been scheduled on Tuesday. After getting the suggestions from CMO, Chief Secretary LV Subramanyam took information from all the departments and sent the agenda of the cabinet meeting to EC on Saturday. 

There is no information from EC till Monday evening and everybody that there would be no cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

However, late in the evening, EC sent its consent for the cabinet meeting on four issues; Foni effect, draught, drinking water shortage, and release of funds to employment guarantee scheme. 

As per the latest development, the cabinet meeting will be held on Tuesday. Earlier it was scheduled to be held at 10.30 am, but due to the nonavailability of all the ministers, the meeting was postponed to 3.30pm in the afternoon. CMO is sending communications to all the Ministers who are in their respective districts about the EC's permission and the ensuing cabinet meeting. 

It is expected that all the Ministers will reach the capital by tomorrow morning or by afternoon and the cabinet meeting will be held probably at Chief Minister's Office in the secretariat. It could be noted that the meeting is being held just 10 days before the results day, May 23. 

Though there are no controversies in the agenda, everybody was apprehensive of the permission from EC. However, at last, AP government got the permission it wished for.  

 



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