Major changes on the horizon, says KT Rama Rao

Written by | October 6, 2016 | 0

Hyderabad: Stating that there was no need to bring a Constitutional amendment for increasing the number of Assembly seats in TS, municipal administration minister K.T. Rama Rao on Wednesday expressed confidence that the much-delayed delimitation exercise would be a certainty by 2019 general elections.

“All the Centre has to do is to amend the AP Reorganisation Act by a simple majority in Parliament,” Mr Rao said, adding that increase of Assembly constituencies was incorporated in the Act itself and as such it cannot be called a fresh legislation. He said that only political will was required to bring in the amendment.

The minister was interacting with newsmen in the Secretariat on Wednesday wherein he said reorganisation of districts will bring radical changes in both administrative and political systems in the state.

“When late N.T. Rama Rao brought in the mandal system replacing the old Taluk system, there was a huge uproar by the Opposition. In fact, some movies were made at that time, highly critical of the new system. What happened after that is common knowledge. Mandals become part of the administration and have been very effective. Similarly the hue and cry over new districts, revenue divisions and new mandals also will subside and people will cooperate,” Mr Rao said.

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