The YSRC chief also asks State ministers to resign opposing bifurcation and thus create a constitutional crisis
YSR Congress president Jaganmohan Reddy made an impassioned plea to Congress MPs from Seemandhra region to resign and pull down the UPA government in the wake of the Centre’s decision to bifurcate the State.
At a press conference here on Thursday, he also urged Seemandhra ministers in the Kiran Kumar Reddy government to resign and create a constitutional crisis in the State.
He said the YSRC would also fight the Centre’s decision in the court and called for a 72-hour bandh in Seemandhra to protest against the division of the State.
Accusing Congress and Telugu Desam parties as “betrayers”, he alleged that both the parties sold away the State and wanted them to be taught a lesson.
While the Congress decided to bifurcate the State for “votes and seats”, the Telugu Desam Party was afraid of losing votes and seats and went along and both the parties joined hands and conspired to divide the State.
Mr. Jagan criticised the Centre for giving a go-by to the convention of the Assembly passing a resolution. The three States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were divided only after the respective State Assemblies passed resolutions. He recalled that Union Minister P. Chidambaram, when announcing the process for creation of Telangana on December 9, 2009, had also mentioned that the Assembly would take up a resolution in this regard.
He said the YSRC had met the Governor recently and urged him to convene the Assembly immediately so that a resolution could be passed to stop the process of bifurcation.
The party had also repeatedly urged Telugu Desam Party president N. Chandrababu Naidu to withdraw the letter he had given to the Centre earlier and issue a fresh one opposing the division. He said the YSR Congress leaders would meet on Friday morning and chalk out the future course of action.