Indefinite fast by Jagan for united AP

Hyderabad, Oct 4, 2013: Protesting against the arbitrary move of splitting the
State,YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy would undertake an indefinite
fast demanding the Centre to revoke its decision and a Party delegation would
leave for Delhi to garner support to his fight against the gross injustice.

 “I will begin an indefinite fast demanding the Centre to rollback
its decision of dividing the state and request all leaders, cutting across the
party lines, to join the fight against UPA arbitrary decision of setting aside
all established norms of a mandatory assembly resolution,’ Jagan Mohan Reddy
told reporters here on Friday.

 A delegation of our party will leave for Delhi and meet floor
leaders of all political parties to stand up and fight against the injustice
being done to this state as such arbitrary decisions can recur in any part of
the country and there is need to bring in a constitutional amendment to make
the consent of the assembly a must before bifurcating any State.

 We will also meet the President and appraise him of the
injustice done and the consequences that would arise out the division and how
development in the State would be adversely affected, he said.

 “The Centre has hoodwinked all the good democratic practices and
has gone ahead with its agenda of dividing the state for the sake of a few
votes and seats and has taken the people for granted.

 When assembly consent was taken before carving separate states
from Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, the practice was given a go by
when it came to Andhra Pradesh and intentionally opted to ignore it for
political reasons.

Our fight is against this attitude and the injustice stemming out
of it and I request all political parties to stand up and fight this wave of
thought or else the future generations will suffer if we do not resist this
arbitrary and authoritarian behaviour of the Government here itself,” he said.

Unless such irrational decisions are stopped right now, there
would be more in the days to come and I appeal to leaders of all parties to
join the fight against this adamant and undemocratic approach of the

How can a Group of Ministers (GoM) come out with solutions to contentious
issues like water sharing, new capital, revenue sharing and the like in six months?
This is sheer arrogance of the ruling Party with the message that we do what we
want to do, come what may.

Despite the Tribunal, Courts and Accords, water sharing has always
been an issue of disputes. Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are fighting it out since
long over Cauvery waters. Krishna water sharing has been flowing in to our
state after the needs of Maharashtra and Karnataka are fulfilled.

If another state comes in between where will Srisailam and Nagarjunsagar
get water from? Farmers in the Krishna ayacut which also includes, Mahbubnagar,
Nalgonda and Khammam districts will be fight it out on the streets for water.

How can a capital city like Hyderabad be built in 10 years when it took
60 years to develop the present state capital. There would be other issues
which could not be answered and asking the GoM to complete the process in six
weeks is to just wash the hands off and the Centre is keen on division for political

“I will undertake indefinite fast from Saturday
demanding the Centre to roll back its decision on the division of the State and
the nation should stand up against this injustice as the same can happen

While YSRCP, CPI(M) and MIM are in support of a united state five
parties are on the other side. I request TDP and other parties to join the
fight against the bifurcation in the better interests of the future
generations. Different Party flags can come together in this fight for a united
State, “he said.  The dharnas and other agitation progammes in the
districts will continue, he added.

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