Jagan seeks immediate assembly session

Press Release

Hyderabad, Sept 30, 2013: Reiterating the demand to convene a special session of Assembly to pass a resolution against the division of the State, YSR Congress President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has said that a public meeting in support of a 
 would be held in the city in the third week of October.

“We have met the Governor ESL Narasimhan and gave him a representation seeking a spacial session of Assembly to adopt a resolution against the division. Convening the session immediately will have more relevance as the resolution will be an effort to preempt the Centre’s move of preparing a cabinet note on a separate state,” YS Jagan Mohan Reddy told media in his maiden press conference after his release from jail.

The representation was earlier written in the form of a letter to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy by Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma as well.

Though the date is not yet finalised a public meeting seeking a 
State will be held in the city in the third week of October and “when I say 
 it includes Telangana as well. Pranahitha Cehevella project which is the brain child of YSR and when the division cannot be done in a justified manner the process should be stopped, he said”

Only YSRCP, CPI(M) and MIM are in favour of a 
State and if people insist on the heads of each political party to sign on the resolution the number will go up and Delhi will back-step on the division process.

Chandrababu Naidu has given a letter accepting the division and fails to give his nod to the Seemandhra movement nor does he quit from his post. What we need is value based politics to overcome the situation, he said.

 “While I was in jail for 16 months much has been said against me and my Party. They stooped to the level of attributing motives as well. While TDP supported Congress decision to split the state we are opposing it. 

To put the record straight our stand on the issue is firm. When division becomes inevitable, it should be done like a family matter and no member should complain of injustice. When that cannot be done, status quo should be maintained. We have written letters to all concerned explaining our stand with clarity.

Still the wheel of division continues to roll. TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu has given his consent and has been helping Congress at every step from the appointment of RTI Commissioners to MLC elections only to ensure that he is not questioned on the various charges he is facing. His Party MPs absconded from the crucial voting on FDI. When the state government has imposed Rs 32,000 power charges on the people and no confidence motion is moved TDP leadership issues a whip not to vote with the opposition.

“Now they speak of our party having a tacit understanding with Congress. It was a Congress legislator and two TDP MPs who filed cases against me which are identical in word and letter. The state does not respond though the first 12 respondents are State Government. Instead CBI carries out raids on my houses immediately.

Setting aside the speculation about deal for bail, he said: Why should I be in jail if that is my bent of mind. The bail has come in the natural course and on the Supreme Court directions. Any person is eligible for bail if the investigation is not completed within three month. Since there was a political conspiracy, in my case it dragged to 16 months and was given after the apex court has put a deadline for CBI to complete the investigation,” he said. 

The assembly should be convened immediately to mount pressure on the Centre to rethink on its decision of dividing the State. This should be done forthwith and would lose its relevance if it is convened after the process of division in Delhi is complete.  

While our Party along with CPI(M) and MIM is sincere in keeping the state united, the rest are playing gimmicks and have no clear stand. Both Congress and TDP are looking the division in terms of votes and seats without giving any respect to the sentiments of the people or thinking of the consequences arising out of the division.

While water disputes are in the open between states, despite Tribunals, Court rulings and Prime Minister’s assurances, where will Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar get water from if another state comes in between? Being the lower riparian state we are getting water only after the needs of Maharashtra and Karnataka are fulfilled, if another state comes in between the situation will be pathetic and people along the 
Krishna ayacut will be fighting it out on a daily basis. 

Hyderabad generates 50 % of the state revenue and if we are asked to leave the place and build a new capital, the financial management will be hampered, he said.

Expressing concern over the lack of values and commitment in politics, he said the political system needs to be responsive and care taking.

Answering a question on post poll scenario, he said he is keeping all his options open but would certainly go with a secular front. He said he belongs to a generation which aspires for peace and development. When it comes to Narendra Modi, he said, he appreciates him as a good administrator but at the same time he wanted Modi to bring all the parties on to a secular platform.

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