In a move that would put pressure on ruling Congress and main opposition TDP in Andhra Pradesh, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) today urged Governor ESL Narasimhan to convene a special session of the Legislative Assembly for passing a resolution against the bifurcation.
"As the (Union) Cabinet note has been approved now and the pace of the division process has increased with the Group of Ministers (GoM) taking stock of the situation in its first sitting and chalking out the action plan to expedite the splitting of the state ignoring the popular mood of the state, we once again seek your High office to intervene and convene the Assembly to discuss the issue threadbare and table a resolution against the division of the state before the draft bill is prepared," a memorandum submitted by YSRCP president Y S Jaganmohan Reddy said. "The outcome will be in accordance to the mood of House and the majority will that should prevail.
Once again, we request you to convene a session to pass a resolution against the bifurcation so as to mount pressure on the Central Government to not go ahead against this injustice and to display our resentment to the entire nation before it is too late. This injustice for the sake of a few votes and seats ignoring the tradition of having an Assembly resolution in place is not right," it said.
YSRCP had made a similar request to the Governor and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy earlier. The Assembly session, if convened as demanded by YSRCP, is likely to put the Congress and TDP in a quandary as both of them are divided on regional lines. Congress is already at the receiving end of the united Andhra agitation in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema region in the wake of its decision to divide Andhra Pradesh.