T Resolution must says Vundavalli
T Resolution Must says Vundavalli, Vundavalli Arun Kumar, Bifurcation of the State. This assumes significance as the Congress-led UPA government has taken a contrary position that the view of the State Assembly was not binding on the government.
Vundavalli Arun Kumar on Tuesday said that he had written a detailed letter to President Pranab Mukherjee to point out that under the Constitutional scheme, a Resolution in the parent State had to become the basis for the initiation of the process of bifurcation of the State.
This assumes significance as the Congress-led UPA government has taken a contrary position that the view of the State Assembly was not binding on the government.
Vundavalli Arun Kumar, who quoted from the Constitutional debates, referred to an amendment moved by K T Shah, which Dr B R Ambedkar, who was the Drafting Committee Chairman, had asked him to drop, as the essence of his amendment would be carried out. Article 3 provides that the President, and not the Government, would refer to the State Chief Minister any proposed move to reorganise the State.
The State Government, in turn, had to move an appropriate Resolution in the State Assembly for the reorganisation of the boundaries of the State. While the concerned State is to be consulted, the President shall evolve the methodology in this regard of seeking the views of the State. The whole idea is that the initiation of the proposal for the reorganisation of the State happens in the concerned State Assembly and in Parliament.