Seemandhra TDP leaders meet Pranab wants to recall the Telangana Bill
December 22, 2013 - Hyderabad
An 18 member delegation of TDP MLAs from Seemandhra on Sunday met the President of India Pranab Mukherjee and urged him to recall the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that was sent to Assembly.
The delegation under the banner of Forum or United Andhra Pradesh in a six page memorandum alleged that the Union Government is going ahead with the division of the State illegally and with the motor of gaining votes and seats. They said that the government is misusing the Article 3 of the Constitution.
TRS delegation too calls on
Meanwhile, a delegation of TRS leaders too called on the President and requested him to expedite the process of formation of Telangana State. They alleged that the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is creating hurdles to stall the process.
Kiran Kumar Reddy called on President
The Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy also called the President and is believed the stiff opposition against the Bill by the Seemandhra people and the Central Government. It may be recalled here of his letter addressed to him way back in October alleging that the Centre is going ahead without following the laid down principles and conventions. He wanted the government to refer the issue to the state assembly for an appropriate resolution before drafting and sending the bill the Assembly. It is believed that he told the present that bifurcation was not possible without amending Article 371-D of the Constitution, which gives special status to locals in education and jobs. Besides, he said, there is no provision in the Constitution for a ‘common capital’.