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10 Opposition parties protest proposed changes in IAS cadre rules: ‘Subjugating states’.

ASSERTING THAT the proposed changes to the IAS (Cadre) Rules are aimed at “subjugating states” through “unconstitutional usurpation” of powers, 10 Opposition parties and 39 retired bureaucrats on Thursday submitted a joint memorandum to the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Congress, TMC, Shiv Sena, DMK, RJD, TRS, CPI, AAP, SP and IUML are signatories to the memorandum, which also condemned the “reprehensible conduct” of Governors in Opposition-ruled states of West Bengal, Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, saying their actions are a “direct attack on the federal structure of the Constitution”.

“We have come together in unison to articulate our consensus and demand that the alarming and relentless depredations of the Union on areas that are squarely in the domain of States be stopped immediately. Matters that definitely require federal consultations must be discussed with the States, instead of issuing unilateral orders,” said the memorandum.

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