Centre acting in haste on division

Hyderabad, October 12, 2013: The Centre has sent strong signals that it is
going ahead with division process by convening the first meeting of the Group
of Ministers (GoM) unmindful of the turmoil prevalent in the State and it is
time for all protagonists of a united state to come together and oppose the
GoM, YSR Congress has said.

“The Centre has been toeing a risky path setting aside all precedents
and is in a hurry to divide the state for political gains even as the Congress
leadership has no clarity on the issue but has only a single point agenda of
splitting the state at the earliest,” Party senior leader Konthala Ramakrishna
told reporters here on Friday.

While the state has plunged into turmoil, Delhi has been undeterred by
the events in the state and is going ahead with the division process as the GoM
has set up the terms of reference of the committee, identified 11 subjects and
has allocated various subjects like irrigation and employment among themselves.

“While the Centre did not consider the long pending demand of a Vidrbha
state and has hoodwinked the 2001 resolution of CWC to set up a second State
Reorganisation Committee (SRC) and it did not honour the precedence of NDA creating
news states only after the respective state governments adopted a resolution
giving the nod.

When it came to Andhra Pradesh, the Centre has become a law unto itself
and has been charting its own course dumping the sentiments of Seemandhra with
an overbearing attitude.

We have been demanding the Government to convene a special session to
adopt a resolution against the division of the State but the Chief Minister,
who has tries to project himself as the champion of the Seemandhra cause though
his words and deeds never match and leader of opposition N Chandrababu, who has
given a letter accepting the division, have given the much needed support to
Center to go ahead with the bifurcation.

The Central leaders are also a confused lot. While AICC General Secretary
Digvijay Singh says that the cabinet note will be sent to the assembly, Home
Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde says that the GoM recommendations will be sent to
the President which in turn will come to the State Assembly.

Congress spokesperson PC Chacko on the other hand says there is no
deadline for division and it can happen before or after the 2014 elections. The
Congress which is a divided house on the procedure has been sending confusing
signals,” he said.

TDP claiming that Chandrababu Naidu’s deeksha in Delhi had been
successful as the Centre has come down and set up GoM shows its political
ignorance. GoM is set up to expedite the division process and if TDP is
ardently supporting the bifurcation, Naidu’s deeksha has been successful. Every
time Naidu visits Delhi, the Congress high command is take one big step forward
towards partition of the State.

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy too has been fluctuating often on his
stand.  He has to tell as to what was the understanding he had reached
with employees union and after he failed to convene the assembly session as we
have demanded how he is going convince the people.  

What he could do during his term is only to water down YSR welfare
schemes and act at the behest of high command with a hidden agenda.

On MIM leader’s remarks, he said, our party has secular credentials and
it will stick to it. We are always on a secular plank and there is no need to


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