T-state creation as per statute: Digvijay

T-state creation as per statute: Digvijay

 Allaying the fears of Seemandhra people that bifurcation will be forced upon them, AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh said that the division will be as per the provisions of Constitution.

Summing up his two-day visit to the media, before leaving for Bangalore, he said that a special session of Parliament may be convened to pass the bill for formation of separate Telangana if required.

He said that the government, after consultations with the opposition parties, can request the President to convene a special session of Parliament.

He said the draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 is now before the state Assembly and the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) in its meeting on Monday will take a decision on taking up the bill for debate. 

Answering a question over the alleged delay tactics of Chief Minister Kirankumar Reddy, Digvijay Singh said that the President had given the state Assembly 40 days time to discuss and send back the bill with its opinion.

“The Government of India after taking into consideration the opinion of the Assembly will decide on the bill to be presented in Parliament,” he said. He appealed to all legislators to give a free and frank opinion on each clause of the bill as directed by the President.

Responding to a question on Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s open defiance over the Telangana issue he said that the chief minister was given an opportunity to present his case before the Congress Working Committee (CWC) and he did it. “Now CWC decision is final and binding on every Congressman. The chief minister is also bound by the decision,” he said.

He also ruled out change of guard saying that the Telangana legislators who met him did not demand any such change.

Digvijay Singh urged all political parties not to give any statements, which may create doubts among people. He also assured all people living in Hyderabad that their property and employment are fully guaranteed. He announced that very soon two separate committees will be created for both Telangana and Seemandhra under the APCC and a show cause notice will be issued to senior Congress leader J C Diwakar Reddy who demanded party head Sonia Gandhi to step down.

He also reminded Telangana Rashtra Samithi chief K Chandrasekhar Rao of his commitment that he would gladly merge his party with the Congress.

Digvijay Singh also said that the delicacy of both the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and the BJP had once again been exposed in the gay rights and election fund issues.
Singh said Anna Hazare was very much right about the political intentions and deviations of his lieutenant Arvind Kejriwal.

 “We have now information that much of the donations raised by the AAP for elections have not been used for the declared purposes. So much for AAP’s transparency in public domain,” he said.

Digivjay Singh also lampooned the BJP for double standards and double values on homosexual issues. He said the outcome of the four state polls was no reflection on the Congress announcement of Rahul Gandhi as the   prime ministerial candidate. “The outcome is a reflection on local leadership and local issues,” he said.

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