Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has made it clear that as part of the Telangana State’s fundamental policy of having cordial relations with the neighbouring States, the bifurcation problems will be settled with the Andhra Pradesh Sstate with wisdom.
There is a meeting scheduled on Friday in Vijayawada to discuss about the division of RTC properties between the Telangana and AP States and as a prelude a preparatory meeting is held on Thursday here at Pragati Bhavan to finalise the Telangana State’s stand on the matter. Minister P Mahender Reddy, MDC Chairman Seri Subhash Reddy, Whip Palla Vishweswar Reddy, Principal Secretaries S Narsing Rao, Ramakrishna Rao, Sunil Sharma, TSRTC MD Ramana Rao and others participated.
“The conditions, guidelines adapted whenever States are bifurcated in the country, the same conditions, rules and guidelines were implemented at the time of bifurcation of AP. Incase of any problems and issues, both the States should solve them with mutual consent. There has to be natural understanding on the issues. If not, the Centre will interfere. Even if the problems persist, the Supreme Court has issued the guidelines.
The Supreme Court has clearly mentioned about the Act. Any problem should be solved with the Act passed by the highest body in the country, the Parliament and only the Parliament has the right to make any changes. AP bifurcation is a reality and this has to be accepted by everyone. Each one should rule according to their wisdom. Each state should run their own institutions. Division of APSRTC is a direct fall out of the AP bifurcation. The State bifurcation rules will also apply to the APSRTC division. Properties will be distributed in tune with the Act passed by the Parliament. The Board has no powers over this,” the CM clarified and instructed the officials concerned to voice the same at the Vijayawada meeting. (NSS)