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Updated: August 28, 2013 02:58 IST

AP bifurcation issue: Manmohan disappoints APNGOs

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured a delegation of A.P. Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association and other bodies that no injustice will be done to any region or section due to bifurcation of the State.

A delegation of APNGOs, Road Transport Corporation, Electricity employees associations, and Student organisations led by APNGOs Association president P. Ashok Babu met the Prime Minister at his office in New Delhi on Tuesday with a demand to keep the State united.

Mr. Babu represented to Dr. Singh that the State would encounter several problems in sharing of resources and all sections of people, including employees in Seemandhra, would lose out opportunities in all fields. The division would do no good to any region, they said.

The Prime Minister, however, said the Congress Working Committee had already taken a decision on State bifurcation, but he advised the delegation to bring all their concerns to the notice of the committee constituted for the purpose.

The committee, in turn, would apprise the government before it finalised the draft Bill, according to Mr. Babu.

“Though the Prime Minister did not give any assurance on our demand to keep the State united, we see a ray of hope. The government is inclined to rethink on the political decision taken by the Congress party,” said Mr. Babu.

The employees’ representatives who will remain in the national capital on Wednesday too, have not yet decided whether or not to meet Antony committeewhich would mainly look into demands post bifurcation.

The APNGOs and other service associations who are on indefinite strike since August 12 met leaders of various political parties to garner support for united State. AIADMK, Trinamool Congress leaders categorically said they were against division, while CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said division was not warranted as it was not a solution.

Janata Dal (U) leader Sharad Yadav said he would take the concerns of Seemandhra to government’s notice.

CPI leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy said they were for Telangana creation, but the process of State division should be kept on hold till all the related issues were addressed.

BJP for consensus

BJP leader Arun Jaitley said smaller States was their party policy, but any division should be on the basis of consensus among the people concerned.

I have been watching from a long distance without emotional attachment to any region,I find the entire drama is Politicians who are hungry for POWER and Money is playing and no one to trust. The Congress Company is mainly looking for VOTES in 2014 and has no interest beyond as it does not affect their fortunes(Personal). Either the Company is there in 2014 or gone beyond it had no affect. I see already politicians by nature SLEEZY to grab power and through it MONEY already planning for capital region wise, number of capital incase if Telangana has to be created no matter what the People FEEL. If U guys simply close Ur eyes and hear what the so called local leaders say, U r DOOMED of ever and no body can save U especially VOTERS WITH SENSE.

from:  Sini Rao
Posted on: Aug 29, 2013 at 21:04 IST

Mr. Manmohan Singh disappointed entire nation, not just APNGO. Look at any developmental index, the country has regressed most in last 5 years. Bifurcating AP is simply going to promote different group of political cronies in each of these two new states.

from:  Sri
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 21:58 IST

6. They studied entire state at field level for one year and gave report with 6 options7. they have not recommended for bifurcation, they said if bifurcated both regions will suffer and shall be least and worst option.8. Congress government spent 25 crores.9. Then they forget about report.10. no exercise did on the options given in the report.11.Congress enjoyed power 4 and half years and elapsed the time.12. When it is nearer to next election, congress wants to take its political milage.13 conducted hourly meeting like CWC, UPA (generally it is not possible)14 Took signed agreement papers from leaders.15 again declared bifurcation even after observing agitations after 2009 dec 9 declaration.now this is the result. loss of lives, loss of production, triggering separations in other states

from:  prasad
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 14:22 IST

the way the bifurcation declared is not justifiable .1. majority of the people desires to be united.2 Separation is because of political unemployed leaders .3. in 2009 dec9the bifurcation declared , the agitations triggered, and so many people died4. immediately 2009 dec 23rd withdrawn .5. Then Sri Krishna committee formed .

from:  prasad
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 14:22 IST

Don' live in fools paradise anymore. Work on constructively how to develop the region carved out and ensure safety n security of assets and people in Hyderabad for a quite a large time span for 25 years migration/translocation of industry with infrastructure and techonology it is not impossible and flight of money back to Seemandhra from investments in T region.

from:  D Chavali
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 06:44 IST

Division is not the solution, One State Division raise more, it will have more impact on economy. Already we suffering

from:  Shatheesh Vemula
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 05:30 IST

agreed on paper .. . telenganites are fooled and andhrites are upset too!!

from:  leela
Posted on: Aug 28, 2013 at 03:44 IST
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