Says Centre will only consider the views expressed by members and not the voting result

AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh has categorically stated that attempts to seek voting on the AP Reorganisation Bill 2013 in the Assembly will be futile as the Centre will take into consideration only the views expressed by members and not the results of voting.

Irrespective of whether the Bill is accepted or rejected by the House, only the opinion and considered view expressed by members will go back to the Centre which will consider them while preparing the final Bill.

“Members should therefore frankly air their views clause by clause on their concerns,” he said in reply to queries at a press conference at Gandhi Bhavan here on Friday.

The statement comes in the light of Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s assertion that Seemandhra MLAs would seek a division on each clause in the draft Bill, leading to voting.