Cong, TDP MLAs should insist on voting

Hyderabad, Jan 11, 2014: YSR
Congress has demanded all members opposing the state division to join them in
the fight for insisting to allow for voting on the clauses of the draft Bill
and before that demand for a resolution in the Assembly to keep the state

“TDP leaders of Seemandhra
region who were insisting on Samaikyandhra and protesting in the House and in
the BAC meetings suddenly fell silent and started debate on the Bill along with
their Congress counterparts while we have only one stand of keeping the state
united, unlike N Chandrababu Naidu who has been exhibiting his double
standards,” party deputy floor leader Sobha Nagi Reddy told reporters here on

We have opposed all the
clauses of the Bill and we appeal to Congress and TDP leaders of Seemandhra to
join us in keeping the state united as rubbing the CWC decision on the people
of the State who are against the division is not fair.

“It is high time Kiran
Kumar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu tell the House openly as to whether or not
they stand for a united state categorically. TDP leader unleashing his MLAs to
bat for their respective regional affiliations reflects that the Party lacks a
policy or a stand which cannot be accepted as this issue concerns the entire
population of the State.

Chief Minister who has been
maintaining that he will speak out when the time comes has lost relevance as
the Bill has come and is being debated. He should say whether he opposes the
separate state or supports it with clarity. Instead, the two leaders are
targeting YSRCP which has been unambiguously in favour of the united state,’
she said.

While our Honorary
President YS Vijayamma was protesting and seeking an assurance from the leader
of the house that there will be voting to the Bill, members from Telangana
region have protested but no one from Seemandhra had supported her demand. This
shows the nexus of Congress and TDP in passing the division Bill which is
against the spirit of democracy as it has no consent of the assembly.

While Seemandhra leaders of
other parties have boasted that they will give affidavits to the President to
keep the state united, they backed out as Kiran Kumar Reddy, N Chandrababu
Naidu and Botsa Satyanarayana too will have to give if it is a party affair.

YSRCP has lived up to its
reputation by submitting affidavits with MPs, MLAs and MLCs giving the letters
to the President.

Sailajanath who had earlier
said that he will insist on an assembly resolution and gave notice under rule
77 and 78 has gone back after he became Legislative Affairs Minister contending
that when the Bill sent by the President is in the House how can it be set
aside and a resolution can be taken up.

When we have approached the
Governor, Chief Minister and Speaker to convene a special session to pass a
resolution, it was said that it can be adopted as and when the session is
commenced. The Chief Minister acting as per the Delhi script had convened the
assembly immediately after the draft Bill was ready.

“It is time that Kiran
Kumar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu be categorical about their stand on the
division issue and all votaries of Samaikyandhra should join us in the fight to
keep the state united, she said.

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