"I challenge them to put the same Bill, which they referred to us, in Parliament. If it is accepted, I will get away from politics," Reddy challenged.
    
In an informal talk with reporters this afternoon, the Chief Minister noted that the Bill in its present form would not even be admitted in Parliament. He alleged that the Central government "deceived" the President by sending an in-comprehensive Bill to him.
    
"The President doesn't scrutinize the Bill. It’s the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Law Ministry that scrutinize the Bill," he said in reply to a question.
    
Reddy justified his request to the President to give three more weeks time for the state legislature to discuss the Bill and express its views.
    
"Is it justified to return the Bill when only 86 out of 280 MLAs spoke and expressed their views," he asked.

(Agencies)

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