The Chief Minister, who in a spontaneous reaction, to MHA's letter last night dubbed it as a fascist act, dashed off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking the latter to rescind the said order.
"I am sure that this communication has been sent by the Home Ministry without your approval and therefore appeal to you to look into the matter and order that these instructions be rescinded forthwith in accordance with the democratic traditions and conventions of our federal structure," the Chief Minister said in the letter.
Rao said that he was writing the letter with "a grave concern on a most important Constitutional issue of our federal structure."
The Chief Minister said that he was greatly disturbed after receiving the letter from the Ministry of Home Affairs on August 8, prescribing certain norms to be followed by the state government regarding the powers and functioning of government under Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act.
He explained that these norms go to the extent of asking the state government to follow certain procedures even in the posting of station house officers and ACP and DCPs of Hyderabad.
"You may appreciate that as per the Constitution, the Governor has to function on the advice of the Council of Ministers of the state.
"In the same way Section 8(3) of Andhra Pradesh State Reorganisation Act clearly mentions that in the discharge of his functions, the Governor shall, after consulting the Council of Ministers of the State of Telangana, exercise his individual judgement as to the action to be taken," Rao said.
He said that therefore it was clear that neither the State Reorganisation Act nor the Constitution provides for any administrative mechanism other than the Council of Ministers of Telangana, to advise the Governor.

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