Phone tapping: AP Cabinet likely to meet on Tuesday

June 08, 2015 04:00 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 07:14 pm IST - HYDERABAD:

Andhra Pradesh Cabinet is likely to meet here on Tuesday to adopt a resolution condemning alleged “tapping” of phones by the TRS Government and to urge the Centre to vest Governor E S L Narasimhan with powers on law and order in Hyderabad, the common capital of Telangana and AP.

“We have kept all options open and we are going to explore every option”, AP Government’s Communications Advisor Parakala Prabhakar told The Hindu.

He said that it was intolerable that Telangana Government targeted AP Government and its Chief Minister. Pointing out that both the governments were co-habiting in the common capital as declared by the AP Reorganisation Act, he said “we are not subordinate to Telangana Government”. The AP Government was a constitutionally established government, he added.

Mr. Prabhakar said that the Governor should be vested with the powers for maintenance of law and order, protection of properties and vital installations in the common capital.

Meanwhile, senior Telangana TDP leader M. Narsimhulu lashed out at TRS Government and said that people were watching its politics of intimidation. Accusing TRS leadership of offering inducements to TDP legislators who switched over to TRS, he sought to know how the ruling party with a strength of 63 MLAs got support from 85 MLAs in the recent MLC elections.

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