HYDERABAD: Opposing the move of the Centre to delegate more powers to the Governor, chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed his party MPs to raise the issue in Parliament. KCR on Sunday held a meeting of party MPs at his camp office to discuss strategies to be adopted for the Budget session of Parliament beginning Monday.
The chief minister had reportedly asked his MPs to raise the issue of Governor’s powers in Parliament and exert pressure on the Centre to withdraw the fresh guidelines issued by the home ministry. KCR asked the MPS to take on the Centre for its unilateral decision to give special powers to the Governor.“According to the Constitution, the Governor had to act as per the recommendation of the council of ministers, and giving absolute powers to the Governor would be against the Constitution.
TRS would never allow this,” he remarked. He said making changes in the rules of business of the Governor is in violation of the Constitution and his party would raise the issue in Parliament and would not allow the House to function till the circular is withdrawn. He said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would be introducing amendments to AP State Reorganising Act in Parliament on the first day of the Budget session, allowing the merger of seven mandals of Bhadrachalam division of Khammam district with Andhra Pradesh state to execute the Polavaram project.
“We would not allow the Centre to merge the seven mandals of Khammam with AP at any cost. Those mandals are part of Telangana and would remain so in future as well. We would also force the Centre to make changes in the dam’s design so that minimal damage is done to the affected people,” he said.
According to sources, the TRS chief had directed his party MPs to raise the issue of Polavaram Project along with other important issues pertaining to the state in Parliament. The TRS MPs have also been asked to meet union ministers separately with a list of demands.