Jagan's campaign gets good response

November 26, 2013: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s efforts to mobilise support from national
and regional parties have been getting good response with all the leaders he
met expressing support to his fight against the unilateral and arbitrary
division of the State and the need to amend article 3 which checks the Party in
power at the Centre from misusing it for political gains.

response was good and encouraging and the leaders of BJP, CPI, CPI (M), TMC,
BJD, RJD, NCP, Shiv Sena, JD (U) and BJD were convinced with the contention of
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy that article 3 should be amended and majority of them have
agreed that the division of Andhra Pradesh was arbitrary and for political
reasons,’ party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on

his campaign, our party president has explained the finer points and full
details of the reasons behind the arbitrary decision of Congress, which is
heading a minority government at the Centre, to divide the State for political
reasons by whipping regional passions.

the leaders have agreed that article 3 could be misused by the Party in power
at the Centre and there is need to amend it with checks and balances. The
leaders have said that they will discuss the matter in their respective party
forum and arrive at a conclusion.

campaign so far is very encouraging and YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will meet
Samajwadi Party (SP), DMK and AIADMK leaders soon. The mood of the nation is
that an amendment to article 3 is necessary as it could be misused by the
Centre going by the Andhra Pradesh example.

State was formed on linguistic basis and as per the recommendations of Fazal
Ali Commission, both the Andhra Assembly and Hyderabad Assembly have passed a
resolution for the merger with a two-thirds majority.

democratic practice was not followed while taking the decision to divide the
State and it is being done like a Congress Party affair. The point was driven
home and the leaders expressed concern over the undemocratic authoritarian
attitude of the Congress which has hoodwinked the established conviction taking
assembly into confidence before splitting the State.

Parties have agreed that the Congress has erred in procedure and on the
amendment to article 3 they would discuss the issue in their party avenue and
arrive at a conclusion.

President Rajnath Singh said that they will discuss the matter in party forum,
CPM leader Prakash Karat expressed solidarity with YSRCP on the united state
stand, CPI leader S Sudhakar Reddy said that the anomalies should be rectified.

chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended support to YSRCP
on the issue, Biju Patnaik of Biju Janata Dal and Sharad Yadav of Janata Dal
(U) were in agreement with YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s contention on the state
division and the need to adopt a resolution with two-thirds majority in the
state assembly and both houses of the Parliament before dividing any state.

Pawar of NCP said that they have taken a stand on Telangana earlier, but
assured that the amendment to article 3 would be discussed in the Working
Committee of the Party. Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena has fully agreed with
Jagan Mohan Reddy and flayed Congress for playing divisive politics. He
extended full support for the amendment to article 3 and assured that his party
will oppose the Telangana Bill.

has also met President Pranab Mukhejee seeking his intervention into the
undemocratic division of the State and explore legal options to stall the

Telangana is another gambit of the Congress to create a wedge in the people of
Rayalaseema by dividing it in to two pieces. “The arithmetic of equal number of
seats in assembly and parliament cannot be the basis of division and such
thought process shows that Congress is working for political gains and not in
the interest of people,” he said.

asked about the strategy of YSRCP in the Winter Session of parliament, he
said,” YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and other MPs have submitted their resignations and
requested the Speaker to accept but nothing was forthcoming. Technically they
are still members of the Lok Sabha and the effort to mobilize support for a
united state and amendment of the article 3 will continue in the parliament as

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