T and AP govts fight over Governor powers

July 07, 2014 09:32
T and AP govts fight over Governor powers

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a letter to Telangana government seeking its opinion on the powers to be alloted to Governor on the common capital i.e, Hyderabad. The letter said, according to the Andhra Pradesh bifurcation bill, section 8, Governor will poses special powers and will have access over the Hyderabad Police. Governor Narasimhan and AP chief minister Chandrababu Naidu have written letter to the Union government for more clarity on this issue.

The letter also said, the center will constitute a 'Joint Police Force' and Joint Police Board in which Telangana, AP DGPs will be the members, transfer of Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Ranga Reddy police will have Governors intervention. The Telangana government is seriously opposing this move and will be writing to the Center on Monday. T-CM K Chandrasekhar Rao has met his party MPs yesterday and directed them to rise their voice in the Parliament opposing Center's initiatives. T-government also said there is no such thing in the bifurcation bill that Governor will have control over Hyderabad police and the bill only said when there is a disturbance in the Law and Order situation in Hyderabad, Governor can take control over it.

On the other hand, Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu had written a letter to Prime Minister saying, Governor should be given the Law and Order powers in Hyderabad. Mr. Naidu also said in the letter that the protection of Seemandhra people and Government assets responsibilities should go to Governor. For this the Constitution should be amended and Central government should take the initiative of modifying the Constitution.

As the Budget sessions are beginning from today, TRS is planning to launch a massive attack on the center over the Polavaram Ordinance and now Governor powers issue has joined the list.

(AW: Vamshi)

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