Vijayamma writes to PM seeking to reverse T decision

Dt: Aug 15, 2014

Smt. Y S Vijayamma, MLA

Hon. President


Manmohan Singh ji

Prime Minister

of India



Respected Sir

We are very sad at the
developments in Andhra Pradesh which we believe are the result of the policies
being followed by Congress Party.

Congress Party in‐charge for Andhra
Pradesh Shri Digvijay Singh announcing the unilateral decisions taken by Congress
Working Committee (CWC) as Central Government policies with the consent of UPA
allies has split the state into two. It has also whipped up regional passions
and created a wide wedge between people of the two regions.

We express our deep
concern over the decision that is bereft of considerations on vital issues
like, Hyderabad, employment, jobs, industrial sector, IT, sharing of river
waters and the like. Anticipating the unilateral decision, our MLAs had
resigned on July 25 from the Assembly while the division decision was taken
after the CWC meeting, and UPA Coordination Committee meeting which were held
on July 30.

Doing justice to one
region does not mean causing injustice to the other regions. This fundamental
principle was ignored by Congress Party which has priorities in votes and
seats. It is not fair on part of the Centre to keep with it the powers of
restructuring any State unless it can take decisions that would be agreeable to
concerned parties without injustice to any region. This is the view expressed
by three political parties‐
YSR Congress Party, MIM and CPI (M). If you cannot do justice, do not bifurcate
the State and maintain status quo—this is the stand of the three parties.

How can Congress say
that it has arrived at 100 per cent consensus among all political parties on
the division issue when elected public representatives from Rayalaseema and
Coastal Andhra are resigning and the two regions are boiling with strikes and
dharnas? Only five political parties have agreed for the bifurcation. They are:
TDP, TRS, Congress, CPI and BJP.

While one party is
thinking only in terms of votes and seats, some of the opposition parties are
worried that they may be deprived of the credit for bifurcation, and are not
reacting to the situation suitably. Whom should we tell our plight to? The
Centre is trying to elicit our assent at gun‐point.
The authoritarian ruling party has scant respect to our feelings and cares
little. It is going ahead as per its will and pleasure, irrespective of others’
opinion. Under such situation, boasting that there is 100 per cent consensus is
nothing but misrepresentation. Why is the ruling party resorting to such

When crores of people
are protesting against the division, why is it playing with their lives?

YSR Congress Party
President YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and myself have quit from the Lok Sabha and
Assembly respectively on 10th of August, as our Party stands for regional
development and brotherhood among the people.

Congress, on the other
hand has taken the decision on the basis of sheer arithmetic and the number of
seats it could win.

Our resignations, we
hope, will force the Government to rethink on the issue and the decision will
be revoked in larger interest of the people in the state.

Besides resigning, we
have highlighted the fall‐out
of division in the Open Letter.

We are enclosing a copy
of the letter for your perusal.

We urge that the
decision taken by the Government should be beyond political considerations and
like that of a Statesman.

With Regards

Yours sincerely

(Y S Vijayamma)



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