Kiran plans to move SC against AP bifurcation

Nearly 10k responses to draft T-bill airlifted to Delhi

Kiran plans to move SC against AP bifurcation

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is all set to file a petition in the Supreme Court against the “bifurcation of the state in the present form”.

The move is planned in addition to meeting President Pranab Mukherjee and later sitting on dharna at Shakthisthal in New Delhi on Wednesday. Reddy met Seemandhra MLAs and MPs on Monday, even as copies of the proceedings in state Assembly were sent to the Union Home ministry. 

Sources said further clarity on the issue would come only after Reddy reached Delhi. Over the last two months, several other cases were filed individually by industrialist and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Raghurama Krishnamraju, the Visalandhra Maha Sabha, Adusumilli Jayaprakash, and Telugu Desam Party leader Payyavula Keshav, among others. The court has posted hearing in these cases to Friday.

Meanwhile, the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013, along with documents, including the views expressed by the legislators, their suggestions and 9,072 written amendments sought by lawmakers were sent to Delhi by a scheduled Air India flight in the early hours of Monday amid tight security. About 35 bundles were shifted from the state secretariat to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and from there loaded on the aircraft, secretariat officials said. The Centre has asked the state government not to send the bill by post as it will take longer time. Hence, the copies were air-lifted to Delhi on an Air India plane.

One of the most dramatic scenes during the shifting of Bill copies was the accompaniment of state ministers D K Aruna and Sunitha Lakshma Reddy, both from the Telangana region, apart from officials.

The bundles include the controversial resolution passed by the two Houses of legislature on January 30, rejecting the bill and requesting the President not to forward it to Parliament.

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