Press trust of india
Hyderabad, 25 October
Accusing the Centre of trivialising the state bifurcation process by taking “shortcut routes” without doing any “homework”, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy tonight demanded that the “established practises and conventions” be followed by first referring the issue to the state Assembly for “appropriate resolution”.
Centre should “initiate steps to bring in peace and harmony and create a congenial atmosphere” before taking further steps, he said, alleging it was “ignoring majority people’s opinion” in the entire process.
“Pursuing the division process, without doing any homework by Government of India, is creating anxiety and apprehensions in the minds of majority of the population. People are upset with the way decisions are being taken and the process being pushed through ignoring all conventions and procedures apart from official statements made by Union Ministers on behalf of the Government of India.
“Strong belief is gaining ground that Government of India is ignoring majority people’s opinion,” the Chief Minister said in a three-page letter addressed separately to the President and the Prime Minister today.