Hyderabad, August 14 (INN): YSR Congress Party Honorary President YS Vijayamma would go on an indefinite fast from August 19 at Vijayawada with the slogan “if you cannot do justice to all regions, at least maintain status quo.”
“The indefinite fast is aimed at highlighting the failure of the Centre to do justice to all regions in the process of division of the state and conducting in an authoritarian manner by taking unilateral decisions which are affecting multitude of people of one region. Vijyamama will undertake the indefinite fast demanding the Centre to maintain status quo if it cannot do justice to all regions,” party senior leader Dr MV Mysoora Reddy told reporters here on Wednesday.
If division is inevitable, the Centre should play the role of a responsible father showing prudence and justice to all his children who are parting ways. The decision should be acceptable to all and no one should be put to any disadvantage. But that is not the case in the State.
Congress has been playing foul for the sake of a few seats and the decisions it has taken are being projected as the Central Government policies. The Party is trying to take consent from elected representatives at gun point or coercion instead of looking at amicable solutions.
The Centre has appointed Justice Sri Krishna Committee which submitted its report. It was not discussed before arriving at a conclusion on the division. It has now appointed a high-power committee which is only a Congress Committee headed by AK Antony. “The sanctity of the committee is not known. Why should anyone seek the permission of PCC President to speak to the Committee?
People of the state have every right to express their views and need not take permission for it, that too from a state Congress President. There are apprehensions on various issues among the people and many questions remain unanswered in case of division of the State.
The river water sharing, capital and other issues of great importance were neither discussed nor any assurance was given but the Centre has announced the decision to split the state. The logistics on natural resources and other issues were never discussed at any forum.
State in-charge of Congress affairs, Digvijay Singh’s talk does not reflect the feelings of the people but he has been the voice of the arrogant Congress which is trying to convert Party policies into Government policies which are unilateral and dictatorial,” he said. Citing an example, he said, sharing of Krishna river water would be a problem between Mahbubnagar (Bhima project) and the delta region in case of division. Most of the infrastructure, including dams, was created in the joint state and when there is a separation, distribution of amenities and assets should be done judiciously.
The Centre has failed in doing justice to all regions. In this backdrop, YS VIjayamma would undertake indefinite past demanding the Centre to maintain status quo if it cannot do justice to all regions, he said. Later, he told media that Digvijay Singh has been behaving like an extra-constitutional authority. He was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh when that state was divided and a resolution was passed in the state assembly.
“He can ask the State chief minister to move a resolution on the bifurcation in the assembly and send it to the Centre if it is adopted by the House. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawathi had done the same thing,” he said.