Andhra Pradesh News on December 19, 2013
December 19, 2013 - Hyderabad
- State Government decides to appeal in Supreme Court on Tribunal verdict
The State Government has decided to file a special leave petition in Supreme Court changing the award on the Krishna Water Disputes Tribunal headed by Brijesh Kumar. The SLP comes in the light of a similar petition filed in the Supreme Court that resulted stay on notifying the award. Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has requested the Central Government to implead the case as its general policy on river water issues had been disrobed by the tribunal award. The Chief Minister had led an all-party delegation to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday seeking his intervention in rectifying the injustices done to the State.
- 'AP bifurcation would lead to disintegration of India', says Diwakar Reddy
Former Minister JC Diwakar Reddy said that the division of Andhra Pradesh would lead to disintegration of India as was happened in USSR. The Tadipatri Congress MLA speaking at the media point on the premises of the Assembly said that 'there is a danger that formation of Telangana wills lead to more such demands for news States and will ultimately end up disintegrating the County'. JC said that all regions would progress better only if the State was united. He blamed the weak Congress leadership for the present crisis.
- Bifurcation castes shades on Government Ayurvedic College
Dr.NRS Government Ayurvedic College, Vijayawada is likely to be the first victim of bifurcation. The Department of AYUSH has put on hold lecturer promotions which will cost the college five PG seats and about Rs.1 crore funds towards stipends to the PG Students and other expenditure incurred by them. The Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM) refused to grant permission to the college to admit candidates in the under graduate and PG courses for two academic years on ground that it lacked teaching staff with required qualifications. Sources said that the issue of State bifurcation has force the AYUSH Department to put a stop to all promotions. The consequence of this halt in the process will be on meritorious candidates as they have to pay donation of up to Rs.15 lakh in colleges in other States and study without stipend.
- Marshalls evict nearly 40 MLAs from TDP, TRS and BJP
Marshals evicted nearly 40 MLAs from TDP, TRS and BJP from the Assembly on Thursday night and dropped them at their respective party offices. It may be recalled here that they had been sitting near the Speaker's podium in protest against the manner in which the Assembly was adjourned till January 3, 2014 without taking a debate on the draft Telangana Bill.