Lok Satta

Thursday, 19 June 2014 12:43

Form a committee of officials to address Inter-State disputes: Loksatta


The Loksatta Party today suggested that the newly formed Governments in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh constitute a joint committee of officials to resolve routine administrative issue before they erupt into major controversies.

In a media statement, Loksatta Party Telangana State Convener Bandaru Ramamohan Rao pointed out that adoption of a confrontationist posture by the two Chief Ministers on administrative issues like scrapping of power purchase agreements by the Andhra Pradesh Government and release of 10 tmc ft of water for the Krishna delta by the Telangana Government are undesirable.

Since such issues are bound to arise in future too in the wake of bifurcation of the united Andhra Pradesh, formation of an officials’ committee to address them is essential. They can be resolved at the lower level without the Chief Ministers being dragged into the picture.

Mr. Ramamohan Rao recalled that people have elected the TRS in Telangna and the TDP-BJP combine in Andhra Pradesh to power with great expectations. They should focus on governance instead of frittering away their time and energies on avoidable controversies. They should initiate measures on a war footing to provide good governance, create employment opportunities for youth and strive for development of all regions. The two States should fight together for greater allocation of funds by the Center for their development. If, instead, they sling mud at each other and look up to the Center to resolve their disputes, they will lose their clout.

Mr. Ramamohan Rao said that the two Governments should cooperate with each other for development of Telugu people by exploiting all the opportunities open to them. Otherwise, other States will gain at the expense of the two warring States.