The UPA Government continued to play with fire as Union Home Minister Chidambaram made yet another irresponsible statement related Telangana issue. Speaking to media in New Delhi. Chidambaram said that the Andhra Pradesh State Assembly had to adopt another resolution for the deletion of the clause 14 (f) from the Presidential Order.
A resolution to this effect was passed by the Andhra Pradesh assembly last year. Requesting another resolution at this juncture is nothing but plain mischief.
Clause 14 (f) deals with employment to locals in Hyderabad City.
“Chidambaram should stop making such senseless statements”, said an angry Eetela Rajendar, the TRS legislature party leader.
Telangana Political JAC Chairman Prof Kodandaram took strong exception to Chidambaram’s statement. He alleged that the central government was playing games and insulting the Telangana people. He suspected that the Centre was trying to create confusion deliberately.
Kodandaram also demanded that the written test for sub-inspectors’ recruitment should be postponed until clause 14 (f) is deleted. He warned that they would not allow the government to conduct the examinations.
“I fail to understand the logic behind Mr Chidambaram’s statement that there should be a new resolution. It is uncovincing. Why does he want a new resolution?” Congress Rajya Sabha MP K Keshava Rao said in a statement.
He said the Assembly resolution can be the basis for the decision and there is no need for a fresh resolution.
State IT Minister Ponnala Laxmaiah, has said Chidambaram’s remarks were mischievous and amounted to insulting the elected representatives and the resolution passed by the Assembly already.
In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, BJP senior leader Dattatreya termed the Home Minister’s remark as “unconstitutional”, which violates the federal structure of the Constitution.