‘Refer T resolution to AP Assembly’
‘Refer T Resolution to AP Assembly’, Seemandhra Ministers, State Reorganisation Bill. Seemandhra Ministers, MLAs and MLCs delegation on Friday called on Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan and demanded that Telangana Resolution, and not the State Reorganisation Bill, should be referred to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly
- Seemandhra leaders call on Governor in Delhi
- Say only resolution reflects opinion of the house
- Resolutions were referred to parent State Assemblies during creation of 3 States earlier
Seemandhra Ministers, MLAs and MLCs delegation on Friday called on Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan and demanded that Telangana Resolution, and not the State Reorganisation Bill, should be referred to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. It is only through the Resolution that the Assembly can express its opinion, it was pointed out by the Seemandhra Congress leaders.
Till the year 2000, new States were formed on the basis of the Linguistic Reorganisation of States, which was cleared by the States Reorganisation Commission headed by Justice Fazal Ali.
In 2000, when for the first time States Reorganisation took place that was not on linguistic basis, a principle was adopted that Resolution should be adopted by the parent State Assembly before the bifurcation of the State. This was done in the State Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, leading to the creation of Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
Even the then Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, in his statement of December 9, 2009, while stating that the process of creation of Telangana would be set in motion, he declared that an appropriate Resolution would be moved in Andhra Pradesh Assembly.
The Seemandhra Congress delegation comprised Andhra Pradesh Ministers Ghanta Srinivas Rao, T G Venkatesh and Kasu Venkat Krishna Reddy, MLAsVanga Geeta, A Srinivas, Malladi Vishnu and V Srinivas and MLC Rudraraju Padma Raju, among others.
Act against Ashok Babu
Former APCC President V Hanumanth Rao also called on Narasimhan to lodge his protest against APNGOs President Ashok Babu. Hanumanth Rao said as the Constitutional Head of State, the Governor should take appropriate measures, as a Government employee is governed by a Code of
Rao said Ashok Babu was resorting to provocative speeches, dictating to political parties and claiming that he would shortly decide on which political party to support during the upcoming simultaneously Assembly and Parliament elections. It is unheard of for a Government employee to take such a political role.