TRS members create uproar in Lok Sabha over special powers to Governor

Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied any violation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: August 11, 2014 4:22 pm
The Home Minister said the Act says the Governor will consult the Council of Ministers of Telangana and exercise his individual judgement while taking any action. (Source: PTI) The Home Minister said the Act says the Governor will consult the Council of Ministers of Telangana and exercise his individual judgement while taking any action. (Source: PTI)

Members in Lok Sabha from Telangana on Monday strongly opposed a Central directive to the state government giving the Governor special powers to ensure law and order in Hyderabad, but Home Minister Rajnath Singh denied any violation of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, which had witnessed a brief adjournment during Question Hour, TRS leader Jitendra Reddy said the Home Ministry’s recent letter has come as a bolt from the blue for the new state.

He said in the letter, the Union Home Ministry has given the powers of law and order to the Governor which is like imposition of Governor’s rule and taking away the powers of Chief Minister.

Reddy was supported by his party colleagues as AIMIM member Asaduddin Owaisi threatened to storm the Well dubbing the Central move as “unconstitutional”.

Reddy said at a time when the Centre needed to boost the energy of the new state by giving “Farex and Cerelac”, such directions are being issued.

The Home Minister then clarified that the Central directive was as per the Section 8 of the provision of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act which gives special responsibility to the Governor to protect life, liberty and property of those living in common capital of Hyderabad.

Singh said it is the responsibility of the Governor to ensure law and order, internal security and security of vital institutions.

The Home Minister said the Act says the Governor will consult the Council of Ministers of Telangana and exercise his individual judgement while taking any action.

He said that what the Centre has issued an advisory and has not violated the Act in any manner.

As agitated TRS members were planning to disrupt the proceedings, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for lunch.

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    srinivasa
    Aug 12, 2014 at 1:30 am
    My dear friend, Who wants governer rule if we elect our leader. If you are talking about the act, there were no discussion done in the parliament. That was done in rush and no suggestions taken from anyone. If you are in such situation you dont have choice other than accepting it. BTW, current government doesnt create problem for individuals but does create problems for land grabbers and hence the lobbying is going on at central. Do you know how much land has been occupied in Hyderabad by Congress MP/MLAs and Other Andhra builders? Do you imagine the problems of this after 20 years. Do not just write what you wanted. Please understand the interests of Telengana people. We
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      PMMKRISHNA
      Aug 11, 2014 at 3:08 pm
      TRS WANTS TO BE AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY AND THEIR REGIONALISM IS A POISONOUS IDEA THAT MIGHT RUIN THE LIFE AND LIMB OF MANY OF HYDERABADIS (RESIDENTS SETTLED PEOPLE). WHATEVER IS IN THE AP REORG ACT WILL BE CONSUTIONAL AND THE EXTRATERRITORIAL PATRIOTS DO NOT LIKE TELANGANA TO BE PART OF INDIA. TRS IS SHOWING SIGNS OF FALLING INTO THE HANDS TRAITORS
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        Prasad
        Aug 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm
        In view of the comments by TRS leaders like KCR, KTR, etc., that continuously blame people of Seemandhra, without even saying that the common people are not involved, for the alleged injustices to Telangana, it is indeed necessary that the governor have these powers stited in the bifurcation bill. There have also been skirmishes engineered by these people in hospitals, in the secretariat against people of Seemandhra even though these people have been living there for decades. Clearly, these are serious law and order issues. Also, TRS is unilaterally taking over all then insutions that are supposed to be jointly owned for the next ten years.
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          Citizen
          Aug 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm
          After all their DNA is agitation destruction not discussion from the beginning if we see their agitation and the speeches of their leaders during the period of demand and after the formation of the state. Jaihind
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            Citizen
            Aug 11, 2014 at 8:01 pm
            It is high time for the rulers to bring in discipline act for the so called honorable members in august houses all over the nation. If the members/parties are not going to support this bill it may presumed that they are not interested in conducting these houses in an orderly fashion and save tax payers money. It should be given wide publicity. For this a committee may be formed with two members from the ruling party and one member from each ofthe recognized parties and be headed by the house chair any person after due enquirythe matter may be referred to EC for disqualifying the particular member for 10/15 years from contesting any elected post after 2/3 warnings. So much tax payers’ money is wasted without doing any objective discussion/work for which these guys are paid and elected. Jaihind
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