Jagan Reddy urges AP Governor to convene assembly to discuss Telangana issue

Hyderabad, Oct.17 (ANI): YSR Congress Party chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday wrote a letter to Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L Narasimhan insisting on a special session to be convened before the draft bill comes to Assembly on the issue of the bifurcation of the state.

In his letter he said that a special session of the Assembly should be convened before the draft bill comes to Assembly for its views on the issue of the bifurcation of the State, and to table a resolution against the division in the larger interest of people in order to safeguard the prospects of the future generations.

"It will not be out of place to mention here that we have submitted a letter to you on September 30 seeking your intervention in convening the Assembly ahead of the Cabinet note which is the tradition," he said.

"We also tried to impress on Your Excellency, that the Assembly session would enable the elected representatives and Parties to express their respective stand and also to adopt a resolution against the division of process which would have stalled this arbitrary division," he added.

He said that a letter with similar concern and content was also written to the Chief Minister, N Kiran Kumar Reddy as well on September 26, and added that their viewpoint was not considered favourably.

'As the cabinet note has been approved now and the pace of the division process has increased with the Group of Ministers (GoM) taking stock of situation in its first sitting and chalking out the action plan to expedite the splitting of the State ignoring the popular mood of the State, we once again seek you, High Office to intervene and convene the Assembly to discuss the issue threadbare and table a resolution against the division of the state before the draft bill Is prepared," he added.

Reddy said that the outcome would be in accordance to the mood of House and the majorities' will should prevail.

"Once again we request you to convene a session to pass a resolution against the bifurcation so as to mount pressure on the central Government to not go ahead against this Injustice and to display our resentment to the entire nation before it is too late. This injustice for the sake of a few votes and seats ignoring the tradition of having an Assembly resolution in place is not right," he said.

"As a responsible Political party having 18 members in Assembly and two Members in Lok Sabha and in the interest of 60 percent of the State's population that has expressed its resentment through various forms of protests for more than 70 days, we once again urge you to intervene and direct the State Government to convene a special session to facilitate passing a resolution against the division before it is too late," he added.

He further urged the Governor to convene the house, before the draft bill comes to the assembly to pass the resolution against the bifurcation so as to mount pressure on the Central Government to not go ahead with the process.

"We can voice the concern of the majority of the people who want to keep the state united. We request you to kindly lake up the issue and convene a special session of the Assembly at the earliest and oblige," he added.

On October 3, the Union Cabinet had decided to go ahead with the process for the creation of a separate Telangana state carved out from Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)

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