Convene assembly to thwart division

Hyderabad, Sept 30, 2013: Reiterating the demand to convene a
special session of Assembly to pass a resolution against the division of the
State, YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that a public
meeting in support of a
UnitedState would be held in
the city in the third week of October.

“We have
met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and gave him a representation seeking a spacial
session of Assembly to adopt a resolution against the division. Convening the
session immediately will have more relevance as the resolution will be an
effort to preempt the Centre’s move of preparing a cabinet note on a separate
state,” YS Jagan Mohan Reddy told media in his maiden press conference after
his release from jail.

The
representation was earlier written in the form of a letter to Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy by Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma as well.

Though
the date is not yet finalised a public meeting seeking a
UnitedState will be held in the city in the
third week of October and “when I say
UnitedState it includes Telangana as well. Pranahitha Cehevella project which is the brain
child of YSR and when the division cannot be done in a justified manner the
process should be stopped, he said”

Only
YSRCP, CPI(M) and MIM are in favour of a
UnitedState and if people insist on the
heads of each political party to sign on the resolution the number will go up
and
Delhi
will
back-step on the division process.

Chandrababu
Naidu has given a letter accepting the division and fails to give his nod to
the Seemandhra movement nor does he quit from his post. What we need is value
based politics to overcome the situation, he said.

 “While I
was in jail for 16 months much has been said against me and my Party. They
stooped to the level of attributing motives as well. While TDP supported
Congress decision to split the state we are opposing it. 

To put
the record straight our stand on the issue is firm. When division becomes
inevitable, it should be done like a family matter and no member should
complain of injustice. When that cannot be done, status quo should be
maintained. We have written letters to all concerned explaining our stand with
clarity.

Still
the wheel of division continues to roll. TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu has
given his consent and has been helping Congress at every step from the
appointment of RTI Commissioners to MLC elections only to ensure that he is not
questioned on the various charges he is facing. His Party MPs absconded from
the crucial voting on FDI. When the state government has imposed Rs 32,000
power charges on the people and no confidence motion is moved TDP leadership
issues a whip not to vote with the opposition.

“Now
they speak of our party having a tacit understanding with Congress. It was a
Congress legislator and two TDP MPs who filed cases against me which are
identical in word and letter. The state does not respond though the first 12
respondents are State Government. Instead CBI carries out raids on my houses
immediately.

Setting
aside the speculation about deal for bail, he said: Why should I be in jail if
that is my bent of mind. The bail has come in the natural course and on the
Supreme Court directions. Any person is eligible for bail if the investigation
is not completed within three month. Since there was a political conspiracy, in
my case it dragged to 16 months and was given after the apex court has put a
deadline for CBI to complete the investigation,” he said. 

The
assembly should be convened immediately to mount pressure on the Centre to
rethink on its decision of dividing the State. This should be done forthwith
and would lose its relevance if it is convened after the process of division in

Delhi
is
complete.  

While
our Party along with CPI(M) and MIM is sincere in keeping the state united, the
rest are playing gimmicks and have no clear stand. Both Congress and TDP are
looking the division in terms of votes and seats without giving any respect to
the sentiments of the people or thinking of the consequences arising out of the
division.

While
water disputes are in the open between states, despite Tribunals, Court rulings
and Prime Minister’s assurances, where will Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar get
water from if another state comes in between? Being the lower riparian state we
are getting water only after the needs of Maharashtra and Karnataka are
fulfilled, if another state comes in between the situation will be pathetic and
people along the
Krishna ayacut will be fighting
it out on a daily basis. 


Hyderabad
generates 50 %
of the state revenue and if we are asked to leave the place and build a new
capital, the financial management will be hampered, he said.

Expressing
concern over the lack of values and commitment in politics, he said the political
system needs to be responsive and care taking.

Answering a question on post poll scenario, he said
he is keeping all his options open but would certainly go with a secular front.
He said he belongs to a generation which aspires for peace and development.
When it comes to Narendra Modi, he said, he appreciates him as a good
administrator but at the same time he wanted Modi to bring all the parties on to a
secular platform.

 

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