No Legal Hurdles to T-bill, Says Digvijaya - The New Indian Express

No Legal Hurdles to T-bill, Says Digvijaya

Published: 01st February 2014 09:36 AM

Last Updated: 01st February 2014 09:39 AM

Asserting that there would be no going back on state’s bifurcation, AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Friday  that the process was on right course and the bill was expected to reach Rahstrapati Bhavan on Sunday along with the opinions and affidavits of lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly and Council.

Speaking to mediapersons in Delhi after the Congress Core Committee meeting where it was decided to speed up the T process, he said that he did not see any legal hurdles for the bill to be tabled in Parliament.

Referring to opposition to the bill, the AICC general secretary said that the Congress cannot change its stand on T issue just as the way other political parties have done so. “If they change their stand it is upto them but the Congress would not go back on Telangana,” he said, adding that his party was in touch with the BJP which made it clear that there was no deviation from its stand that it would support the bill in Parliament.

“When the Congress Working Committee took the decision to divide the state, it also made a promise that it would not do any injustice to Seemandhra,” Singh recalled in an attempt to mollify the ruffled feelings of the people of the other two regions.

“We will provide security to people from Seemandhra who have settled down in Hyderabad and for 10 years Seemandhra students could have access to education and employment in Hyderabad,” he said, adding that all the fears and concerns of the people of Seemandhra would be addressed effectively.

The AICC general secretary said that all the issues that “honorary CM saheb” has raised in the Assembly would be effectively addressed while providing for Seemandhra region. The Centre is committed to help Seemandhra region have best educational institutions on its soil like AIIMS,” Singh said.

The AICC general secretary appeared a little annoyed over the chief minister’s stand against bifurcation. The chief minister, for that matter, other Seemandhra leaders, who have been saying that division of the state would create more problems than it could solve, should have raised the issues before the CWC took the decision. Singh, however, said that as leader of Seemandhra, the chief minister had the right to voice the opinion of the people he was representing. “There would be no action against him,” he said.

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