Narayana Rao wrote:No sir. Assembly resolution accepting the division is not complusory. Only taking opinion of the Assembly is a must as per Art 3. But Parliament can over rule it and take its own decision. If AP Assembly passes a resolution that there shall not be division of AP then also Parliament can proceed with the division of AP. But whether the present and future Parliaments have such a will to do so is the question. Art 3 is formed in respect of a nation which is yet to set its administrative structures in order. Hence the freedom to Parliament and esay method of organisation or reorganisation of states. But such free use of power is possible in a nation where regional feelings of quite high is the question. Most of the regional parties like Akalis. NC, SS, Biju Janatha Dal, DMK/AAIDMK may not accept such conditions which gives total freedom to Delhi with no say to the local/regional parties or State Assemblies.
By the way i have started a new thread of UP division. So let us limit T discussion here and UP discussions there. But i think there may lot of cross postings.
Opinion of Assembly is expressed through Voted Resolution and therefore compulsory. Before introduction of such a Bill in Parl. it is to be referred to the concerned Legislature for expressing opinion within period specified in such presidential reference. Only this part is Mandatory. In case assembly does not give opinion ( for or against) the Bill can be introduced and considered by Parliament and also the Opinion is not binding. Therefore as and when Bill for Telangana is prepared it has to be referred to AP Assembly and even if opinion is against it Parliament can consider it.
I am afraid in UP or in other Nawrthie states such divisions are not much of an emotive issue. This is basically a big emotive issue in erstwhile Madras Presidency area from which all Sawthie states have come. I think people should stop attaching much importance to this type of identity issues then politicians would loose emotive clout. If oliticians ask for this then they should be asked why not make district as autonomous Units , like prefecture with elected head and answering to people's rep at that level only. Centre could fund them all, in any case most of the funds from centre is flowing directly to Districts. Let Panchayati raj flourish truly giving voice and power to people.