YSRCP resents misuse of Article 3

Hyderabad, Nov 15,
2013: YSR Congress Party is all set to undertake a nationwide campaign against
the Centre’s unilateral, undemocratic and autocratic decision to divide AP misusing
Article 3 of the constitution.

The campaign is
aimed at mobilizing the support of national political parties and convincing
them to oppose the Telangana Bill in the Parliament besides stressing on the
need to amend the provisions of Article 3 to prevent its further misuse in the

Party senior leader
Dr. M. V. Mysura Reddy told press persons here on Friday that a delegation, led
by party chief Sri Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and consisting of MP Mekapati Raja
Mohana Reddy, Konatala Ramakrishna, Bala Shouri and Gattu Ramachandra Rao
besides himself, is leaving for Delhi this evening for the purpose.

The delegation will
meet leaders of CPI and CPM on Saturday and of BJP on Sunday, he revealed.

“The Centre is misusing
the provisions of Article 3 of the Constitution for bringing political gains for
Congress in some parts of the state. We will appeal to all national parties to
oppose the T Bill in the parliament as it is the result of misuse of Article 3.
We will also tell them that there is an emergent need to amend the provisions
of Article 3 to prevent its further misuse in the future,” Mysura told reporters.

Once we get the
court permission, we will also tour other states later to meet leaders of
regional parties to mobilize their support for the cause, he said.

When nearly 20
requests for separate states from different parts of the country were pending,
the Centre has selectively chosen to bifurcate only AP. “Why such hurry in case
of AP only while leaving other such demands uncared for?” he asked, adding that
the Centre has even disregarded an earlier direction of the Supreme Court to
evolve a policy on bifurcation of states.

A minority Government,
which is relinquishing office in less than six months, has no right to resort
to such blatant misuse of the constitution going against the inspiration of the
federal system, he averred.

“The amendment of
Article 3 should be in such a way that bifurcation of any state must be
followed only after concerned assemblies pass resolutions and that too with
two-thirds majority,”  he said and
remarked: “If this misuse is not stopped now, the Congress may misuse its
provisions in other states also for political gains. We will inform the
national and regional parties about the dangers of such misuse.”

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