The Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Friday passed a resolution demanding a special session of Parliament to discuss the implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act. The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act of 2014 led to the bifurcation of the state and the creation of Telangana.
Parliament was adjourned indefinitely on Friday, the last day of the Budget Session, after weeks of disruptions and repeated washouts. Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party had in March pulled out of the National Democratic Alliance at the Centre and then moved a no-confidence motion against the government in the Lok Sabha.
On Friday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu accused the Centre of acting in an autocratic manner and scuttling the various efforts to bring the no-trust motion up for discussion in Parliament, PTI reported. “The Assembly takes strong exception to this. The Centre acted in a conspiratorial manner and stalled the no-confidence motion despite several parties supporting it,” the resolution said.
The resolution added that the AP Reorganisation Bill, which divided the state into Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, was enacted against the wishes of five crore people, but the Bharatiya Janata Party government had “betrayed the people” by not implementing its provisions.
“People of the state have been demanding in one voice that all the promises be fulfilled. I sought the support of various parties to secure justice to the state,” Naidu said of his visit to New Delhi on April 3 and 4. The chief minister claimed that his visit to the Capital had “exposed the dramas” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.