MIM to challenge joint capital status to Hyderabad in SC

By TwoCircles.net Staff Reporter,

Hyderabad: Member of Parliament from Hyderabad Asaduddin Owaisi termed the joint capital status of Hyderabad as unconstitutional and stated his party’s plans to approach Supreme Court to challenge the clauses of Andhra Pradesh state re-organization bill.

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Majlis-e-Itehadul Muslimeen chief speaking with journalist outside Parliament immediately after the passage of bill in Lok Sabha described proceeding in the house as ‘unhealthy parliamentary practice’

Mr. Owaisi informed that MIM is ready to approach Supreme Court against what he calls ‘unconstitutional clauses’ of the bill. “There are lots of weakness in the bill. If this bill is carried forward in Rajya Sabha (in the same form) we will definitely challenge those particular clauses not the bill which is giving powers to governor in the Supreme Court, and I am sure Supreme Court will do justice.”

Making MIM’s reservation clear about joint capital status Mr. Owaisi said, “My party consistently said that on Hyderabad there will be no compromise. With this bill 620 k.m. of GHMC area law and order will be under Governor. It is for the Telangana leaders to say whether they want this kind of Telangana state where you doesn’t have claim over Hyderabad’s law and order.”

Listing technical and constitutional problems with the bill MIM chief said, “Clause 8 of the bill is unconstitutional Law and Order is a state subject. Article 246 schedule 7 is very clear. In India there is no concept of common capital or common governor. How can a governor become a super governor? Thirdly distribution of assets and liabilities will be done on the proportion of population. It is arbitrarily and wrong, liabilities should have been distributed on the basis of projects done in the region.”

Mr. Asaduddin Owaisi moved 19 amendments against the bill the most important among them was making Hyderabad a sole capital of Telangana which was defeated by a voice vote. “Bill has been passed without a debate in a dim. It was such an important bill regarding creation of a state we could have had a structured debate where amendments could have moved properly.”

Stating that the Congress has let a wrong precedent by passing bill with voice vote he made his apprehensions. He said, “Power is not eternal today its congress tomorrow it could be BJP. What if tomorrow BJP went ahead to revive POTA through voice vote? Or makes confessional statement to police admissible as evidence in the court?”

He also criticized speaker for proceedings blackout, “It’s a people s house, people have right to know how we behave I condemned the Speakers order.”

He appealed to people of all the regions to maintain peace, “My request is to maintain peace in the state at all coasts and our party will ensure that peace is maintained in Hyderabad.”