Cong, TDP MLAs must seek voting on T bill

Press Release

Hyderabad, Jan 11, 2014: YSR Congress has demanded all members opposing the state division to join them in the fight for insisting to allow for voting on the clauses of the draft Bill and before that demand for a resolution in the Assembly to keep the state united.

“TDP leaders of Seemandhra region who were insisting on Samaikyandhra and protesting in the House and in the BAC meetings suddenly fell silent and started debate on the Bill along with their Congress counterparts while we have only one stand of keeping the state united, unlike N Chandrababu Naidu who has been exhibiting his double standards,” party deputy floor leader Sobha Nagi Reddy told reporters here on Saturday.

We have opposed all the clauses of the Bill and we appeal to Congress and TDP leaders of Seemandhra to join us in keeping the state united as rubbing the CWC decision on the people of the State who are against the division is not fair.

“It is high time Kiran Kumar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu tell the House openly as to whether or not they stand for a united state categorically. TDP leader unleashing his MLAs to bat for their respective regional affiliations reflects that the Party lacks a policy or a stand which cannot be accepted as this issue concerns the entire population of the State.

Chief Minister who has been maintaining that he will speak out when the time comes has lost relevance as the Bill has come and is being debated. He should say whether he opposes the separate state or supports it with clarity. Instead, the two leaders are targeting YSRCP which has been unambiguously in favour of the united state,’ she said.

While our Honorary President YS Vijayamma was protesting and seeking an assurance from the leader of the house that there will be voting to the Bill, members from Telangana region have protested but no one from Seemandhra had supported her demand. This shows the nexus of Congress and TDP in passing the division Bill which is against the spirit of democracy as it has no consent of the assembly.

While Seemandhra leaders of other parties have boasted that they will give affidavits to the President to keep the state united, they backed out as Kiran Kumar Reddy, N Chandrababu Naidu and Botsa Satyanarayana too will have to give if it is a party affair.

YSRCP has lived up to its reputation by submitting affidavits with MPs, MLAs and MLCs giving the letters to the President.

Sailajanath who had earlier said that he will insist on an assembly resolution and gave notice under rule 77 and 78 has gone back after he became Legislative Affairs Minister contending that when the Bill sent by the President is in the House how can it be set aside and a resolution can be taken up.

When we have approached the Governor, Chief Minister and Speaker to convene a special session to pass a resolution, it was said that it can be adopted as and when the session is commenced. The Chief Minister acting as per the Delhi script had convened the assembly immediately after the draft Bill was ready.

“It is time that Kiran Kumar Reddy and N Chandrababu Naidu be categorical about their stand on the division issue and all votaries of Samaikyandhra should join us in the fight to keep the state united, she said. 

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