Jagan: Sign affidavits, give them to Prez

Hyderabad,
Dec 19, 2013: In a bid to mount pressure for a united state, YS Jagan Mohan
Reddy has called upon all MLAs, cutting across party lines, to submit
affidavits in favour of Samaikyandhra to the President Pranab Mukherjee who is
in city for his winter sojourn and reiterated that he will fight the battle to
keep the State united till the last minute.

“I
appeal to all MLAs to listen to their conscience and sign the affidavit seeking
a united state and submit it to the President who has come to town and make the
best use of his presence in the city. Our Party is committed for the cause of
Samaikyandhra and I will fight the battle till the last minute,” he told reporters
here on Thursday.

The
affidavits given to the President will act like a deterrent to the undemocratic
division of the State and it will serve the intended purpose whether or not the
Assembly takes up voting on the draft Bill. The Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition
have shown what they are up to and it is for the MLAs to hear to their heart
and sign the affidavits to keep the State united.

“You
should raise above party affiliations as this is the moment to show your
commitment for the cause of the united state, whether N Chandrababu Naidu has
one foot in each region and keeps his mouth shut or the bravado of Kiran Kumar
Reddy is exposed by the way he has cleared the Bill in 17 hours and send it to
Assembly, I appeal to all the MLAs with folded hands to join the fight and sign
the affidavit seeking a united state and we shall submit them to the President
who will be staying in city for his winter recess,” he said.

The
political system has decayed very badly and the Parliament and Assembly have
been adjourned sine die without taking up the issues that concern the
people.

In
Parliament we have raised the issue on every day and could shift the nation’s
attention to Andhra Pradesh and the injustice being done by dividing the state
without an Assembly resolution. We have moved adjournment motion and no
confidence motion and even political parties of other states like Samajwadi
Party (SP) and Shiv Sena (SS) also have moved adjournment motions on the
undemocratic division of the State of
Andhra
Pradesh
.

Irony
is that the floor leader of TDP and his associate do not support the cause. Two
out of the four MPs of TDP have a different view point and Chandrababu Naidu
has been maintaining this dichotomy since long in parliament and assembly as
well, he said.

“When
we went to the well of the House to show the nation the injustice being done to
our State, some Congress and four TDP MPs joined us and the TDP floor leader
Nama Nageswara Rao has passed snide remarks at us.

We
gave the no-confidence motion against the UPA supported the six Congress MPs
who gave no trust motion against their own government. We wanted to highlight
the magnitude of ire against the UPA and open heartedly supported the motion,
while two TDP MPs detached themselves from the bunch which has send wrong
signals. This is very sad,” he said.

The
conduct of Kiran Kumar Reddy and Chandrababu Naidu in the assembly is also
questionable. Despite two BAC meetings and so much of ruckus, the TDP leader
does not enter the Assembly hall but confines himself to his chamber while his
party members raise placards with contrasting demands. His brief presence in
the House is like a flash only record that the discussion has begun but has no
other purpose served.

Kiran
Kumar Reddy on the other hand has helped the Centre in clearing the Bill and
sending it to the Speaker with amazing speed. Neither the Chief Minister nor
the Speaker nor the Leader of Opposition came to the House when the Bill is
presented.

With
the two leaders holding such questionable credentials, it is for the MLAs to
listen to your inner self and sign the affidavit seeking a united state and
give it to the President.

If
the state is divided it will be weakened and it will slip from being third
biggest economy to the 8th and 13th places. When 70 % of
the population does not want division, why the Congress is so adamant is not
clear. It will anyway go after 70 days as election notification is due, he
said.  

He
reiterated that YSR Congress will stand for a united state and will support
only that person and party that will assure to keep the state united.

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