Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing his concerns over delegating extra powers to governor on Hyderabad.In a letter to the Prime Minister, KCR said he was greatly disturbed over a communication received from the union ministry.
KCR said as per constitution, governor has to function on the advise of the council of ministers of the state. In a reply to the Centre, KCR seriously responded in strong words that the Centre's letter giving powers to the Governor is intervention in State affairs and unconstitutional. "Any attempt to micro-manage the administration through the governor, bypassing the council of ministers of Telangana, is a direct affront to the federal polity of our country," the chief minister said.
"These norms go to the extent of asking the state government to follow certain procedure even in the posting of station house officers and ACPs and DCPs in Hyderabad," the chief minister said in the letter, "In the same way, section 8(3) of Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Act clearly mentions that in discharge of the functions, the governor shall after consulting the council of ministers of the state of Telangana, exercise his individual judgement as to the action to be taken," he wrote. "I am sure this communication has been sent by the union home ministry without your approval and therefore appeal to you to look into the matter and order that these instructions be rescinded forthwith in accordance with the democratic traditions and conventions of our federal structure," KCR added. The TRS government is now planning a concerted move to counter the 'pressure' from the Centre.
TRS MPs have been directed to raise the issue in Parliament on Monday.