Hyderabad: MIM floor leader in the Assembly Akbaruddin Owaisi on Monday strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to give law and order powers in Hyderabad to the Governor after bifurcation of the State, which was proposed in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill.
Speaking to the media after staging a walk-out from the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) meeting, Akbaruddin Owaisi questioned what would be the fate of the Muslim minorities in the new State, if the BJP came to power at the Centre and will appoint Amit Shaw (a follower of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi) as Governor of the new State. The powers of law and order in the hands of the Governor were most objectionable, he said. He also pointed out that a telephone conversation has revealed the RSS was involved in the Macca Masjid bomb blast.
Criticizing Speaker Nadendla Manohar for adopting undemocratic practices, the MIM floor leader regretted that the Speaker has suddenly announced completion of the debate on the Bill on the last day of winter session and denied the opportunity to the members to speak on the resolution moved by Leader of the House N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
When a resolution introduced in the House, every party should have an opportunity to express their views on it. Though the MIM members rose on their feet and requested for the opportunity to speak, the Speaker rejected their pleas, he added. The Speaker had adopted undemocratic and unconstitutional practices in the matter of the resolution that was passed with voice vote rejecting the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill, he alleged.
MIM walks out of BAC meeting
“As the debate was completed on the Bill as declared by the Speaker, there was no clarity on what was the fate of amendments given by the members. The MIM today walked out from the BAC meeting protesting against the action of the Speaker”, he informed. He reminded that the MIM members gave amendments also on capital sharing, education and employment Reminding that the State Government was claiming that the resolution was passed unanimously by the Assembly, Akabaruddin Owaisi felt the resolution passed on voice vote would not be considered as unanimous one.