YSRCP gives call for bandh on 3

Press Release

Hyderabad, Jan 1, 2014: YSR Congress would undertake an agitation programme in protest against the division process which is against the federal and democratic spirit and will begin with a bandh on January 3 which will be followed by motorcycle rally and relay hunger strikes while the Party will insist on a resolution in the Assembly.

“The sanctity of the Assembly is at question with Delhi dictating the proceedings and the State is taking up discussion on the division Bill. This is against the federal spirit and the Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of our Party which met under the leadership of YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has decided to carry out protest programmes to highlight the undemocratic procedure that the state assembly is adopting,” party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters after the PAC meeting.

We are calling for a bandh on January 3 along with all groups and organisations that are in favour of an integrated state and on January 4 there will be a motorcycle rally. On January 6 human chains will be formed to express the willingness to keep the state united and from January 7 to 10 party cadre and integrationists will undertake relay hunger strikes, he said.

Right from the communication from President Pranab Mukherjee, the proceedings were not in tune with healthy parliamentary practices but are being run according to the dictates of Delhi, so it seems. Assembly resolution was never considered though we have been demanding for it. The State is going ahead without taking the Assembly into confidence.

Nowhere in the country was a state reorganised or split without an assembly resolution. When Gujarat was separated from Maharashta, when Northeastern states were formed from Assam, division of Haryana and Punjab and the more recent Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand, there was a resolution in the respective state assembly which formed the basis for the division.

“When it came to Andhra Pradesh there has been no basis and no resolution has been passed but the Congress is dealing the issue as if it is an internal party affair. We oppose this sternly and press for a resolution to be adopted in the house.

Depending on the assembly proceedings, we will take our decisions to take forward the fight for a united state,” he said.

The earlier Commissions must have thought that article 3 would not be misused and hence Sarkaria Commission was silent on the issue. But here there is a blatant violation on part of the Centre as it has by-passed the Assembly and is going ahead with the division, he said.

When asked about the challenge of N Chandrababu Naidu for an open debate, he said, our party Honorary President YS Vijayamma has filed a petition against him on 18 counts of corruption charges. If he is prepared for an open debate we are ready to take up the challenge, he said.

Changing the portfolio of D Sridhar Babu from Legislative Affairs is purely the prerogative of the Chief Minister and that will in no way help to the united state stand, he said.

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