Hydrabad, 25 February-2014(PTI): The Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi is to challenge the special powers to be vested in the governor once the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill becomes law. He is waiting for the government of India to issue the notification about the bifurcation, expected this week, before approaching the court.
“What is being proposed is absurd for there is no joint capital of two states anywhere in the world. Equally strange is the proposal for the government of Telangana to fund the policing of the Hyderabad urban area but not to have any control over law and order in the city,” said Owaisi, describing the plan to vest the governor with the authority to control law and order in Hyderabad as “preposterous and unconstitutional.”
He points what is proposed provides for the Chief Minister of Telangana to have control over eight-and-a-half districts while the remaining one-and-half will be the charge of the governor. If this is done, the MIM chief feels that the very authority of an elected government in Telangana will be undermined. He contended that the Telangana separatists “were in a rush to accept bifurcation in desperation without realising what they are getting into.”
“Whether it is the distribution of debts, assets and liabilities or the issue of sharing resources like water and power what is being done is not acceptable to all concerned,” explained Owaisi. “There is no clarity. No one is talking about it. We hope to settle some issues by taking it to court.” [input from PTI]