'Swift developments would take place if CM does not allow a debate', says Deputy Chief Minister
January 4, 2014 - Hyderabad
Giving a warning call to the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, the Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Rajanarsimha said that swift developments would take place from January 10, if the Chief Minister does not start a discussion on the AP State Reorganization Bill in the Assembly.
The Deputy Chief Minister event on to say that they will demand a meeting of the Congress Legislative Party to decide the fate of Chief Minister, he said. He alleged that the Chief Minister's game plan was to avoid discussion on the Bill as long as possible and continue in the post till the election notification is issued, he said. Telangana leaders are determined to thwart any bid by the Chief Minister or his supporters to take up resolution supporting united Andhra Pradesh, said Damodar Rajanarsimha.
Two Seemandhra ministers come to rescue
Interestingly two Seemandhra Ministers Dokka Manikya Varapasad and P Balaraju came openly in favour of taking up the debate. Balaraju said that the Assembly was the right platform to express views against the impact of division of the State and said that they will insist for a debate on the Bill should start from Monday. Minister Dokka Manikya Varapasad appealed to Seemandhra leaders to allow the debate to go. He said that members can reject bifurcation outright but stalling the debate or not voting on the clauses at this movement will amount to losing out an opportunity, he said. He said that there was no doubt on the intensity of the agitation in Seemandhra but will be causing immense loss to the people, if debate is not allowed altogether, he said.