Vote against Telangana Bill: N Tulasi Reddy

Tulasi Reddy says the Telangana bill needs debate in the state Assembly

Anantapur: Twenty-point programme implementation committee chairman N. Tulasi Reddy opined that process of state bifurcation can only be stopped from moving ahead at the Presidential level after passing the resolution opposing the AP State Reorganisation Bill-2013 in the state Assembly.

“Otherwise, the bill will reach the President after completion of the sessions signalling the state’s support to the bifurcation,” he observed.

Tulasi Reddy was in Anantapur as part of one-day programme in the district to review the arrangements with officials on Tuesday at DWMA hall here.

Speaking to media, Tulasi Reddy expressed the view that the state division process would be stopped only if Seemandhra representatives take part in the debate and vote against the division.

If the reorganisation bill has no support from majority of members in the Assembly, he said that the President’s office would approach the Supreme Court which will consider the voice of the majority of MLAs in the Assembly.

Reiterating the need for all MLAs from Seemandhra, cutting across political parties to take part in the debate on Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, Tulasi Reddy said that all MLAs should come together to oppose the Bill during the current sessions.

Interestingly, the Congress leader observed that Telugu Desam chief N. Chandrababu Naidu along with chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and YSR Congress president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy were strongly opposed to the state division and the trio favoured Samaikyandhra agitation.

Reacting to speculations about formation of a new party by Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Tulasi Reddy, ruling out all possibilities of a new party said, “The chief minister has no intention of forming a new party.”

He said that the Centre has allotted Rs 14,154 crore towards implementation of various programmes.

Earlier, Tulasi Reddy inspected a fair price shop at Itikulapalli in the Bathalapalli mandal in the district. Collector D.S. Lokesh Kumar and CPO Sudarshanam and other district officials were present on the occasion.

( Source : dc )
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