Gazetted Officers Forum, SAPS hold round-table

The Gazetted Officers, who are vociferously voicing their concern over the State bifurcation, will take New Delhi by storm to put forth their opinion to all the national political parties.

A team of the officials will soon meet the leaders representing the BJP, Congress, Trinamool Congress, National Conference, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (U) and others to explain the fallouts of the State bifurcation and seek justice. “We are confident that the BJP will never be a party to such a lopsided procedure ridden with constitutional violations and as such, will not support the Bill in the Parliament,” said A.V. Patel, president of the Samaikyandhra Gazetted Officers Forum.

Affidavits sought

At a round-table conference held jointly by the Forum and the Samaikyandhra Parirakshana Samithi (SAPS) here on Monday, they demanded that the political leaders advocating against the State bifurcation to submit affidavits.

Such an exercise would expose those leaders whose real intention was to divide the State. They appealed to the leaders to stop the ‘blame game’ and fight inunison for a unified State.

“Leaders irrespective of their political affiliations should come to a common platform, akin to Telangana. People from both the regions have remained amicable for long, but it was the ploy by Telangana politicians to show Seemandhra people in poor light that has created the rift,” Mr.Patel pointed out.

He suggested the local Samaikyandhra JACs to bring pressure on the respective people’s representatives. “The failure to comply with the Samaikyandhra stand would result in loss of their political ambitions,” he said. Highlighting the resolutions, SAPS leaders N. Raja Reddy and K. Balasubramanyam announced that a ‘Chalo Assembly’ programme would be organised on January 18.

The leaders also elicited support of other JACs for organising rallies on December 31. “Besides this, we will also make our presence felt through social networking sites,” they added. The leaders reiterated the points pitched in by the Transport JAC regarding Article 15 and 19, which defines regional discrimination as a violation of fundamental rights.