APs Infrastructure and Investments Minister Mekapati Goutham Reddy conveyed the states objection to the proposed legislation to Union Transport Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, saying it was “going in opposition to the Structure.”
“We’ve not but studied the (draft) Invoice.
We’ve sought one month time to review the Invoice and current our views however we advised him that they can’t take away our rights,” Mekapati advised reporters on the finish of the digital Maritime State Improvement Council assembly.
This may very well be a “draconian legislation” that might curtail market entry to the state, he apprehended.
The minister mentioned the state was objected to the construction of the proposed Act because it may destroy the federal construction of the nation.
“At present this (Invoice), tomorrow it may very well be one thing else. It’s going in opposition to the Structure. The Centre cant infringe on the rights of the state,” Mekapati mentioned.
He mentioned a bunch of consultants can be constituted to review the draft Invoice and provides its feedback.
“We’ll then take up the problem with the Chief Minister for additional motion,” he added.
He identified that it was the prerogative of the states to develop ports.
“AP has the second largest shoreline within the nation and we’re in a strategic and advantageous place on the east coast.
The proposed legislation appears to be curbing the expansion of the state,” the Minister remarked.
He mentioned the “character of the Invoice” was completely different from what they have been really advised.
Mekapati mentioned they have been accepting in toto the views of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Ok Stalin on the problem.
“We’ll attain out to all of the states and go to the Authorities of India (with the objections).
Our CM will determine on a (joint) struggle as steered by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister,” the Infrastructure Minister added.
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