The Appointed Day confusion!

keshava-08-05-14The TRS party leaders K Keshava Rao, B Vinod Kumar, and Jagadeeshwar Reddy have met the Central Home Ministry officials yesterday at Delhi. As the Home Minister was not available, they held discussions with Anil Goswami, the Home Secretary about preponing the Telangana Appointed Day.

The TRS had already approached the State High Court over the constitutional limbo state might face as the elections results will be announced this 16th, but the two states will not come into being till the June 2nd, the official Appointed Day. The High Court had instructed the petitioners to approach the Center and find out their views in the issue, as it cannot take a decision without knowing the views of the Center.

The TRS party’s concerns were patiently heard by the Home Secretary, but any clarifications will take further consultations and time, indicated Mr. Goswami, as per sources. Be sides, as the Election Code applies till the 16th of May, even the Central Government will not be in a position to take any decisions of importance unless the EC gives permission.

Experts opine that the present President’s Rule in the State will continue till the new states are formed. There will be no government formation till June 2nd despite the results are announced on the 16th/ 17th. Technically, the United Andhra Pradesh will exist till the 2nd of June. Under the extraordinary circumstances of any party securing more than 147 seats in the elections, it stands a legal/ constitutional ground to form a government for the United Andhra Pradesh. The views and role of the Governor will be the most important one under the circumstances.

Today, the representatives of Employee organizations also have met the Home Secretary representing the same concerns. The Central Government’s views are still awaited on the issue.

Medaram Jathara

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