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AP wants extension of dispute-related section of 2014 Act

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

The wants the Centre to extend the applicability of a section of the Reorganisation Act that deals with resolution of disputes between AP and

The Section 108 of the Reorganisation Act, 2014 enables referring any particular issue of dispute between the two states (Andhra and Telangana) to the President of

The provision in the Act, which paved the way for division of and creation of in 2014, would cease to be operational by June 2 and the wants it to be extended by two more years.

Chief Minister reviewed the issue today in the wake of a demand raised by the AP Pratyeka Hoda Sadhana Samiti (council seeking special category status) and the Opposition parties for extension of the applicability of the said provision.

"The chief minister will write a letter to the Centre on this. Though there are no problems as such now, we want the Section 108 extended by two years keeping the future requirements in view," Information and Public Relations Minister Kalva Srinivasulu told reporters after the review meeting.

He said the Andhra also requested the Union Home Ministry to withdraw the orders it issued in total contravention of the Supreme Court judgement with regard to sharing of assets of State Council of Higher Education.

"There will be no compromise with regard to our state's interest and we will take all steps to protect them," Kalva added.

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First Published: Fri, May 19 2017. 20:32 IST