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Congress Telangana leaders furious with CM over AP Bill move

Hyderabad: Taking exception to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy issuing a notice to the Assembly Speaker seeking to move a motion in the House for returning the draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2013 to
India TV News Desk January 26, 2014 23:04 IST
India TV News Desk
Hyderabad: Taking exception to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy issuing a notice to the Assembly Speaker seeking to move a motion in the House for returning the draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2013 to the Centre, state ministers and other leaders from Telangana today demanded that he withdraw the notice.  

“This is undemocratic and irresponsible. The notice was given on behalf of government. We (ministers) were never consulted. We condemn this. We reject this action (of the Chief Minister),” IT Minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah told reporters after a meeting of Telangana Congress leaders here.  

Referring to Article 3 of the Constitution (on formation of new states and alteration of areas, boundaries or names of existing states), he said all the states are bound to implement the directions of the Union government.  “There is no reason, no purpose, no right, as a matter of fact, for sending the Bill back without discussion, without expressing its views,” he said.