Hyderabad: Excoriating the Opposition parties for their disruptive activities in the House, the Seemandhra Congress MLAs have said that the Telangana issue was not under the purview of Assembly to take any decision on it. Urging the Opposition parties to cooperate with the government and help run the House undisturbed, they once again clarified that they would abide by any decision of the Centre on Telangana issue.
Speaking at the Assembly media point on Friday, along with some MLAs, the Vijayawada Central MLA, Mr Malladi Vishnu, said that the Opposition parties were exhibiting mean culture by obstructing the House continuously even though the government was prepared to discuss any issue, including Telangana in the House. He said that it was not proper for the Opposition parties to disrupt the House repeatedly even though the Legislature Affairs Minister, Mr D. Sridhar Babu, sought their cooperation for smooth functioning of the House. He also faulted the Opposition parties for forcing the presiding officer to take up the separate Telangana issue, which does not belong to the Assembly.
Taking serious exception to some parties disturbing public life by organizing Bandhs and Rasta Rokos, Mr Vishnu said that a resolution on Telangana would be moved in the House if need arises. Appealing to the Centre to consider the Justice Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana early, he said that the December 9, 2009 announcement was not applicable now.
Finding fault with the attitude of the Union Minister, Mr Jairam Ramesh, towards the Polavaram project, Mr Vishnu said that Mr Ramesh was denying permissions to the project. However, they would take up the issue seriously and would fight for it, he added. He also said that the State MPs should maximize their efforts to achieve national status to the Polavaram and Pranahitha-Chevella projects by convincing the Centre.
Making it clear that they would stick to their united Andhra Pradesh stand, the Pedana MLA, Mr Jogi Ramesh, said that they would abide by the decision of the Centre on Telangana and appealed to the parties to cooperate in running the House to discuss public issues. (NSS)