YSRCP and CPI(M) ignores Union Ministry's letter
November 3, 2013 - Hyderabad
YSRCP and Communist Party of India (M) have decided not to respond to the Union Ministry's letter seeking suggestions from the political parties on the terms of reference of the GoM saying they were firmly against the division of the State. In separate letters to the Union Ministry's Joint Secretary these two parties said in view of their stand stated against bifurcation, there was no relevance in responding to the letter relating to the GoM that is constituted only with the sole purpose of dividing the State. YSRCP president Jagan Mohan Reddy said that his party was committed for the integrated State in no uncertain terms and would oppose any move to divide it. He requested the Centre to roll back the decision.
CPI(M) State secretary BV Ragavulu in his letter said that suggestion were invited in writing 'with respect to various issues that have been spelt out in terms of reference of the GoM'. These were of no consequence as the party had been opposing the disintegration of any linguistic State including Andhra Pradesh. 'Therefore, we feel that there is no relevance for the response by us at this juncture to the terms of reference that are meant for bifurcation of the State', he said.