Former Rajya Sabha member and YSR Congress leader M.V. Mysura Reddy on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy take the initiative to urge Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to convene the State Legislative Assembly and move a resolution against the bifurcation of the State.

Lauding the Chief Minister’s stand during a meeting on water disputes here, Dr. Mysura Reddy wanted a resolution moved against the bifurcation of the State in the Assembly, which was adjourned sine die but not prorogued, even before the Cabinet note was put forth by Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. He wanted it done in advance without waiting for President Pranab Mukherjee to refer the bifurcation issue to the Assembly under the Provision of Article 3 of the Indian Constitution.

The former MP recalled that the NDA government had begun the process of creation of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh, only after the Legislative Assemblies concerned passed resolutions. He also urged the Chief Minister to convene a meeting of all parties soon and forward the majority’s opinion to the Centre.