Lok Satta wants President to safeguard interests of all regions

Written by | January 27, 2014 | 0
Hyderabad, January 27: 

Lok Satta Party national President and MLA Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan requested President Pranab Mukherjee to protect the interests of all Telugu people and the three regions of Andhra Pradesh before recommending introduction of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill in Parliament.

Lok Satta has sought permission of Speaker Nadendla Manohar to move a resolution to this effect in the Assembly under Rule 77.

Lok Satta has listed a number of steps the President, as the custodian of the Constitution and federalism, should take for a comprehensive and harmonious resolution of the Andhra Pradesh crisis, and for future peace, harmony and prosperity of all the three regions of Andhra Pradesh.

The resolution proposed by Lok Satta says, “This House expresses grave reservations about the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, 2013 for the following reasons: The process of reorganization has not been initiated by the Andhra Pradesh Legislature, and is contrary to the federal spirit of the Constitution, past traditions, and established precedents and practices; There has been no effort to arrive at a negotiated settlement among the elected representatives of the three regions – Rayalaseema, Telangana and Coastal Andhra; The Bill does not address the consequences of partition, and does not contain measures that will address the fiscal imbalances, developmental needs and resource constraints in the successor States.” (INN)

Filed in: Hyderabad

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