AP State Reorganization bill to be in Assembly on December 16
December 13, 2013 - Hyderabad
AP State Reorganization Bill – 2013 will be tabled in the Assembly on December 16 and the Speaker Nadendla Manohar and Council Chairman A. Chakrapani are likely to make an announcement.
Once the bill is tabled, the Leader of the House can initiate the debated. The Legislature Secretary S Rajasadaram would read out the communication and have the copies distributed to the members. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy gave a twist to the draft Bile copies wondering whether it contained translated copies in Telugu and Urdu. He said that 'giving Telugu can Urdu translation copies is must, but, the Bill has been signed by the President and it may make our job difficult to get it translated without Rashtrapathi Bhavan's permission'.
It will take only views of the members and not results of voting
AICC genera secretary an in charge of AP Affairs Digvijay Singh said that the Centre would take into consideration only the views of the members and not the results of the voting. He said that irrespective of whether the bill is accepted or rejected by the Assembly, only the opinion and considered view expressed by members will go back to the Centre that will consider them while preparing the final Bill. Speaking at a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan on Friday, he said that the member could very well express their views.
Telangana Members move Privilege motion against Chief Secretary
A group of Telangana MLAs from TRS, Congress, TDP, BJP and CPI rushed to Speaker an gave notice for a privilege motion against the Chief Secretary AK Mohanty on the grounds that he defied the order of the President of India by not sending the Bill to the Assembly. The Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has influenced the Chief Secretary to delay the handing over of the Bill to the Assembly. Therefore, we are moving the privilege notice against the CS with the Speaker, said TRS floor leader E Rajender.
People lost confidence on Kiran Kumar Reddy, says Damodar
The Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha alleged that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy deliberately delayed sending the Bill to the Assembly. Demanding a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party, he said the people of Telangana region have lost confidence on Kiran Kumar Reddy. He described Reddy as 'anti-Telangana' said that he is making all the attempts to stall the process of formation of Telangana State. He said that the Chief Minister waited till the assembly was adjourned for the day so that the house could not take up the bill.