‘Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily to initiate process of doing away with clause'

Nalgonda MP Gutha Sukhender Reddy on Wednesday sough to clear out any apprehensions regarding the holding of the SI recruitment test, which is awaiting a decision on 14(F) by the Government of India.

At a press conference here, he said that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, whom he had met in Hyderabad on Tuesday, had taken up the issue with the Centre. In this regard, he said that Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily would initiate the process before the ensuing Parliament session of doing away with the clause of 14(F).

The MPs from the region were also exerting pressure on the Centre.

Referring to the Telangana statehood issued, Mr. Reddy said that 14 MPs from the region had already taken up the issue with AICC general secretary in-charge of AP, Gulam Nabi Azad.

Last week, nine MPs had discussions with Union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily and Mr. Azad urging him to initiate the process on creating Telangana.

Replying to a question on the ‘cold war' between two Ministers from the district, K. Jana Reddy and K. Venkat Reddy, and why Mr. Venkat Reddy was not initially invited to Wednesday's Alair meeting, the MP asserted that there was neither a ‘cold war' nor a ‘hot war' among them. “We all want statehood for Telangana and are working towards it and working for the development of the district. There is no strife among anyone. The Ministers are also seeking the assistance of legislators for achieving their goals,” Mr. Reddy observed.

Kadapa by-polls

Answering a question on who would win the Kadapa by-elections, the MP quipped, without naming the candidates, that “Sentiment and sympathy would work well. No one can ignore them. This is the first election after the death of late Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.”

He noted that following the deaths of A. Madhava Reddy, P. Indra Reddy, Lakshma Reddy, and Ragya Naik, their widows had won in the elections which followed.

‘Pressure Centre'

Karimnagar Staff Reporter writes: Sircilla TRS legislator K. Taraka Rama Rao has demanded that the State government should pressure the Centre for the removal of clause 14(F) from the presidential order that makes Hyderabad a free zone to protect the interests of Telangana region employees and candidates appearing for the Sub-Inspectors of police recruitment.

“The State government had already passed a resolution in the Assembly for the deletion of clause 14(F) of the Presidential order and sent the same to the Centre,” he reminded and flayed the State government for planning to conduct written examination for the SIs against the interests of Telangana region candidates. He reiterated that Hyderabad was not a free zone and was part of sixth zone.

Talking to newsmen here on Wednesday, Mr Rama Rao demanded that Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy should prove his sincerity over the issue by taking an all-party delegation to New Delhi for the deletion of clause 14(F) to benefit the Telangana region candidates for the recruitment of SIs. He also demanded that the Telangana Ministers should also exert pressure on the Chief Minister for the delegation of the clause 14(F) by the Centre.

Alleging that the State government was suppressing the interests of Telangana region with its dual statements, he said that the TRS would extend all assistance and support to the student JAC's agitation of postponement of written examination for SIs recruitment demanding the deletion of Clause 14(F).

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