CM seeks clarity on Reorganisation Bill

‘If the draft Bill and the Bill are one and the same, the Centre should specify that in writing,’ CM told reporters after the AP assembly was adjourned for the day. ‘The state legislature could express its views only if the Bill, that would eventually be tabled in parliament, was referred to it,’ Reddy said.

‘If the Bill doesn’t contain all relevant information, on what issue will we express our views? If a proper Bill is sent to us, we can give our opinion and also propose amendments. Parliament may or may not consider them,’ he observed. The CM had on Saturday last questioned the validity of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill-2013?saying it was violative not only of parliamentary procedures but also the Constitution of India. ‘The Bill, referred to the state Legislature by the president, is full of mistakes and lacunae. In fact, the Centre itself is not clear whether it is a draft Bill or the (actual) Bill,’ chief minister Reddy had said in the state Assembly, asserting that it could not be discussed in the present form.
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