If you do that, AP and Telangana will suffer a huge loss.

MP Vijayasai Reddy of YSRCP stated that if the redistribution of Lok Sabha and Assembly constituencies is done only on the basis of population, along with Andhra Pradesh, southern states like Telangana and Kerala will suffer. He raised this issue through a special mention in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. He appealed to the central government to consider the non-population factors such as the state’s territory, forests, environment, economic gaps and population control in the re-allocation of constituencies. Whenever a law is made to set up a redistribution commission, it is requested to make it mandatory to give priority to the non-population factors mentioned above. Vijayasai invited the construction process of the new Parliament building and said that it will be a symbol of India’s dynamic modern democracy. He said that after the redistribution of the Lok Sabha constituencies, the new parliament will be formed with 888 seats. However, whether the increase of constituencies is done only on the basis of population is a matter of concern.

Although the present redistribution of constituencies is based on the 2001 census, the number of Parliament and Assembly constituencies in the country has not changed. According to the 1971 census the population of the combined state of Andhra Pradesh was only 49.2% of the population of Uttar Pradesh. According to the 2011 census, the population of AP has decreased by 6.8% to 42.4% as compared to the population of Uttar Pradesh. According to some estimates, the combined Andhra Pradesh population is only 39.6% of Uttar Pradesh’s population, said Vijayasai Reddy. If the increase in Lok Sabha constituencies is done only on the basis of population, the number of Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh will increase by 50% to 120. At the same time Andhra Pradesh will be limited to 30 seats with only 20% increase. Therefore, Vijayasai Reddy suggested to the central government that whenever a law is made for the delimitation commission, the redistribution of constituencies should be done on the basis of non-demographic factors as well, so that the southern states can avoid injustice in this process.

Pending railway issues.. raised by Vijayasai Reddy in Rajya Sabha..

Meanwhile, Vijayasai Reddy raised the pending railway issues related to AP in the Rajya Sabha. The Union Minister of Railways was requested to bring the South Coast Railway zone under management immediately. Also requested to speed up railway recruitments.

MP Vijayasai Reddy has a special meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Meanwhile, YCP MP Vijayasai Reddy had a special meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Vijayasai Reddy said that he discussed the success of the NITI Aayog meeting with Prime Minister Modi. He also said that he spoke with the Prime Minister on many issues related to the state. The meeting was held at the Prime Minister’s office in the Parliament premises. He said that central cooperation is necessary for the progress of AP.

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