The sudden visit of former Congress MP from Rajahmundry Vundavalli Arun Kumar to the Andhra Pradesh secretariat at Velagapudi on Monday to meet chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu has raised many eyebrows.Vundavalli is understood to have gone to Secretariat to meet Naidu on an invitation from Chief Minister’s Office to discuss a proposal put forth by him a few days ago. Apparently, Naidu liked the proposal and invited Vundavalli to discuss the same and seek his advice.
What was the advice? Vundavalli pointed out that during the recent budget session of Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on record saying that the AP bifurcation bill was passed hurriedly by the then UPA government by closing the doors of Lok Sabha and stopping the live telecast, without addressing the genuine concerns of the people of Andhra Pradesh.Vundavalli said the TDP has now got an excellent opportunity corner the Modi government in Lok Sabha, as the PM himself admitted that the bifurcation was not done properly.
“Since the monsoon session is perhaps going to be the last session, the TDP can demand a debate in the House on the way the bifurcation bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 2014,” he told Naidu.The former MP handed over all the evidences he had with him to prove that the bifurcation bill was not passed as per the Constitutional norms.“Your party MPs can raise the issue in the House and corner Modi. Since the Prime Minister himself went on record on this issue, he would have no option but to agree for a debate,” Vundavalli told Naidu.
Now, it is not immediately known what Naidu’s reaction was, but since he himself had called Vundavalli to discuss the issue, he might definitely consider it.In any case, Naidu also has been shouting from roof tops all these days that the state was bifurcated in an unscientific manner. So, this is a golden opportunity for him.But the question is whether he can afford to rake up the bifurcation wounds again?