MyVoice: Views of our readers - 28 Jan
MyVoice: Views of our readers - 28 Jan
Centre's intervention in Bhima Koregaon case unwarranted
Exercising unconstitutional power, the Central government recently handed over the Bhima Koregaon case and investigation to the NIA from the Maharashtra police at a time when the newly elected State government declared its intention of reviewing the investigation and prosecution.
A question which now arises is that having decided at one stage that the case does not require NIA investigation, can the Central government revisit this position and exercise its extraordinary power of suo moto transferring investigations to NIA?
Having done so, it is imperative on the Central government to reveal the reasons for the change in its opinion and whether it is based on new material which did not exist at the time of the first decision.
If the recent decision is based on the same material on which its original decision was based, then the question which will have to be decided by the court is whether the overriding power granted to the Central government can be invoked in such a case.
Mohan Rao K V, Visakhapatnam, AP
Is Jagan headed for trouble?
Wings of wisdom have suddenly donned on Y S.Jagan Mohan Reddy to propose for the abolition of the Legislative Council, soon after his proposal for a three-capital proposal formula for the state of Andhra Pradesh was referred to a select committee.
In a flash ,the adverse features of this council made a beeline. It is a well-established fact that the Council is used more, as a rehabilitation centre for accommodating "also ran" candidates of their own party in the last elections.
With growing public resentment against the three-capital formula and members of his party cadres getting stripped of the powers, the YSR Congress Party's government is nevertheless heading for troubled course in the days to follow.
Seshagiri Row Karry, Hyderabad
Before the AP Assembly was adjourned sine die on Monday, it passed a resolution seeking abolishment of Legislative Council with 133 members supporting it and there were no nays and neutrals.It is the second time the Legislative Council was abolished in Telugu speaking States.
For the first time it was abolished when NTR was Chief Minister of united Andhra Pradesh in 1985.It was reported that NTR sought abolition of the Council as the Upper house demanded the arrest of a powerful media owner for his editorial in his paper showing elders house in poor light. It was reported that NTR got humiliated with remark of Jupudi Yagnanarayana against him.
So NTR got angry and got it abolished. Now it is facing dead end as the opposition using brute majority and stalling the government agenda. Further the government felt the Council has not only became a hurdle to its smooth functioning but also put unnecessary financial burden on exchequer.
The opposition used its majority not only made to some amendments to English medium Bill but also sent CRDA repeal bill and Decentralisation Bill to a select committee in improper way .Any way the Upper house has become a shelter for political unemployed, it is better to abolish it by all means.
Pratapa Reddy Yaramala, Tiruvuru
AC train passengers face hell
The condition of senior citizens who travel in AC first class in trains is pathetic. At the time of booking ticket through online even though we prefer lower berth it is not known whether we were allotted lower berth or not as the message which appears on screen is only confirmed.
Just four hours before the departure of the train a message appears that an upper berth is allotted. Imagine the condition of Senior citizens then. Nobody would want to sacrifice their lower berth as most of them are Senior citizens.
I am unable to understand the reason for not allotting the berth at the time of booking as is done in other classes of travel. Had the upper birth is allotted before time they may cancel the journey or choose other alternatives instead of suffering at that time.
I had faced this problem recently when we both went to Hyderabad for medical check-up. On both ways I was allotted upper berth and I faced lot of problems while climbing and getting down the berth .
One more problem we face is we had to walk all through the platform from one end to other end as the AC first class is always located at either end of the train.
It could have been fixed in the middle of the train. While other reserved passengers face no such problems why the highest paid first class passengers are penalised? I will be happy if the authorities concerned address these problems at the earliest.
TSN Rao, Bhimavaram