Hyderabad: The Telangana Congress Steering Committee on Saturday asked Vijayawada Congress MP Lagadapati Rajagopal to resign from the Lok Sabha for being ignorant of the processes of how laws are enacted and implemented in the country. Rajagopal had earlier described the Presidential assent to Clause 14F deletion as unconstitutional.
Speaking to media at the Legislative Assembly Media Point, Steering Committee spokesperson Gandra Venkataramana Reddy said that Rajagopal should be aware of legal processes before making any comments. He said that the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution, as required by law, in 2010 requesting the centre to repeal the clause 14F and the centre acted upon this request of the house and took measures to repeal the controversial clause. Now criticizing the President’s assent to the repealing of the clause is insult to both the AP Assembly and the centre, he said.
The Steering committee spokesperson said that the announcement of the Union Home Minister on December 9, 2009 about initiating process for formation of separate Telangana was sabotaged by the Seemandhra leaders and likewise they were planning to stop repealing of clause 14-F.
Venkataramana Reddy said the Steering Committee would meet on Sunday morning at the residence of K Kesava Rao MP in Hyderabad to chalk out the plan of action for the separate Telangana movement.
Condemning the statement of YSR Congress party spokesperson Ambati Rambabu who had alleged involvement of Congress party president Sonia Gandhi in 2G Spectrum case, Gandra Venkataramana Reddy said that before opening his mouth he should have noticed the High Court orders in the case relating to assets of YS Jaganmohan Reddy. (INN)