Jagan submits affidavits supporting Samaikyandhra to Prez

Jagan submits affidavits supporting Samaikyandhra to Prez

YSRC President Y S Jaganmohan Reddy has once again stolen the show in the Telangana bifurcation issue by submitting written affidavits of 23 MLAs, 3 MPs and 5 MLCs in support of a united Andhra Pradesh to the President who is on vacation in the state.

In the affidavits, printed on Rs 20 stamp papers, the party’s law makers swore that they oppose the move for the formation of Telangana because a majority in the State and their elected representatives are vehemently opposed to the division. They argued that the Union government did not obtain the state Assembly’s resolution to support Telangana’s creation, as was the case in Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.

Jagan, who led a party delegation to meet the President, told reporters that a few Congress MLAs have also thrown their weight behind the united Andhra cause.

He said the 15 MLAs of Congress and TDP who joined YSR Congress have been disqualified rather strategically so that they would not be contesting the 2014 Assembly elections, in view of the clause that proscribes disqualified MLAs from fighting elections for a year.

YSR Congress MLAs and MPs raised the united Andhra issue vociferously both in the Parliament and in Andhra Pradesh Assembly, during their respective winter sessions.
The 41-year-old Kadapa MP asked members of Congress and TDP opposed to the T-Bill to submit affidavits supporting Samaikyandhra. “At least now, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu should stop his party MLAs from giving affidavits,” he said.

Accusing Kiran Kumar Reddy of doubletalk, Jagan said despite his united Andhra stand, the chief minister supported all exercises to form the Telangana state both by the centre and the state governments.

Kiran had sent the T bill to all the 56 departments of the Secretariat and also notified the officers of the bifurcations process.

He also sent the bill to the assembly within 17 hours after receiving the Bill brought from Delhi by a BSF aircraft.

If both the chief minister and Chandrababu Naidu were keen for Samaikyandhra they should support a unanimous resolution in the State Assembly as was the case in formation of Uttarakhand.

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