Digvijay: MPs must not take U-turn

Digvijay: MPs must not take U-turn
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Digvijay: MPs Must Not Take U-Turn, Digvijay Singh, Seemandhra Congress MPs, Seemandhra Issue. AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh on Monday appealed to the Seemandhra Congress MPs not to make a U-turn on the commitment they gave the Congress High Command to abide by whatever decision it takes on Telangana.

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AICC General Secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh on Monday appealed to the Seemandhra Congress MPs not to make a U-turn on the commitment they gave the Congress High Command to abide by whatever decision it takes on Telangana.

Digvijay Singh appealed to the Seemandhra Congress MPs not to precipitate the issue by pressing for their resignations. He pointed out that before the decision was taken on carving out the separate State of Telangana, all the Seemandhra Congress leaders and MPs gave a commitment to abide by whatever decision is taken on the issue by the Congress High Command. After the Congress has taken a considered decision, after years of discussions with various stakeholders, the Seemandhra Congress leaders should not make a U-turn now on their earlier commitment to abide by the party decision on Telangana.

Now they could not change their position on the issue of creation of Telangana, he said.

The challenge before the Congress is to find solutions to the various problems facing the people of Seemandhra. “We should ensure that the best possible deal is given to Seeemandhra region, to Telangana and to the people of Hyderabad,” he said.

Digvijay Singh welcomed the demand of Union Minister of State for Petroleum Panabaka Lakshmi that Seemandhra region should get IIT and super-speciality hospital. “This is a very good suggestion and it should be considered by Group of Ministers (GoM),” he said. On whether a Resolution or Bill would be referred to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly, Digvijay Singh said, “This will have to be clarified. I have sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and I have also asked him for the latest schedule of the process on Telangana.”
Earlier, the Home Ministry schedule stated that the Resolution would be sent to the President, who, in turn, would refer it to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for its opinion. “Now the Home Minister has stated that only the Bill, not the Resolution that will be referred to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly. The GoM has also decided otherwise. This has to be clarified,” he said.
Asked for his response to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s statement that he could not stop Phailin cyclone but he would definitely stop the political cyclone, following the decision on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Digvijay Singh simpled laughed it away.
AICC Spokesman Sandeep Dikshit, however, was more forthright in rejecting the claim of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. Sandeep Dikshit said any Chief Minister cannot stop the formation of new states. “It is for parliament to decide whether a new state should be formed or not,” he said.
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