RAJAHMUNDRY: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is unnecessarily blaming the Union government for vesting the Governor with powers to maintain law and order in the common capital. As the Andhra Pradesh government functions from Hyderabad, the Centre had taken the decision, said Finance minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu.
Addressing the newsmen at the Roads and Buildings guest house here Saturday, the minister said that the Governor can exercise his powers only in exceptional cases but not on routine matters. The general law and order powers will rest with the Telangana government.
Chandrasekhar Rao and AICC president Sonia Gandhi jointly prepared the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill and the former played a key role in this regard.
As the situation is unique in the state, it is necessary to vest the Governor with law and order powers in the common capital, Yanamala said. Moreover, the Centre is trying to iron out differences between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh amicably.
Endowing the Governor with powers on the common capital is not unconstitutional and the Union government has the right to intervene in the state subjects if necessary, the minister said. Chandrasekhar Rao is creating trouble where there is none, he charged.
The Andhra Pradesh government requested the Centre to implement the Reorganisation Bill in letter and spirit, Yanamala said and wondered why the TRS members did not object when the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha if some provisions in it were against Telangana’s interests.
KCR is trying to rule Telangana state by playing on the Telangana sentiment, Yanamala stated.
MLAs Gorantla Buchaiah Choudary and P Venkatesh, TDP state official spokesperson Ganni Krishna and others were present.