Anantapur: Dismissing the allegations levelled by Telangana leaders that Speaker Nadendla Manohar was acting in favour of Seemandhra leaders by rejecting their resignations, Seemandhra Forum convener S Sailajanath on Sunday said that Mr Manohar was within his rights and has not violated any norms by refusing to accept the resignations.
Talking to media persons here, Mr Sailajanath refuted the allegation by the Telangana leaders and said that Speaker rejected their resignations as per the guidelines laid in the Constitution. “He did not violate any norms and or act unilaterally as alleged by Telangana leaders,” he said.
He further stated that the Speaker’s decision should not be seen in a partisan manner.
The Seemandhra Forum convenor further stated that constitutionally created posts like those of the President, Governor and Speaker, were held by people from different regions and the persons holding these offices act as guardians of the Constitution. “They will not violate the Constitution at any time,” he said.
Expressing confidence that the Centre would find a solution to the controversial statehood issue, Mr Sailajanath said the problem could be solved only through consultation process between the people of Seemandhra and Telangana regions.
The Seemandhra Forum convenor further added that the leaders of all the three regions have already informed the Centre over the prevailing situation in their respective regions.
He hoped the Centre would take a favourable decision respecting the sentiments of all people.(INN)