Cong MLAs object to written assurance to Telangana lawyers

The Congress legislators from non-Telangana regions Monday took exception to the AP government giving a written assurance to Telangana lawyers following their agitation demanding 42 per cent share in judicial posts.

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2010, 15:39 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Congress legislators from
non-Telangana regions Monday took exception to the Andhra
Pradesh government giving a written assurance to Telangana
lawyers following their agitation demanding 42 per cent share
in judicial posts.

"We feel it is objectionable to give it in writing about
things that are not in Constitution and the orders issued by
President on the Telangana issue. We feel it will lead to more
problems in future," S Sailajanath, convener of Congress MLAs
and MLCs from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema, told reporters.

He was speaking after submitting a memorandum to Chief
Minister K Rosaiah on the Telangana lawyers stir.

"We told the chief minister that it is not correct to
give a written assurance by talking to one side alone. He said
an appropriate decision would be taken after examining all
aspects, including the Constitution, and also the points
raised by us," Sailajanath said.

The Telangana lawyers held a six-day agitation seeking
42 per cent share in various posts of the judiciary.

They called off their stir on Saturday last after the
state government promised to ensure "equitable justice" in
appointment of law officers in the High Court and Tribunals.

Congress legislators from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema
regions have been contending that a quota in recruitment
cannot be given to a particular region and that the government
should listen to them before giving any assurance to Telangana

lawyers.

PTI