A day after the Union Cabinet’s approval for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to form a separate State of Telangana, the TRS leadership has taken up an exercise to prepare itself for any eventuality in the matter of the status of Hyderabad.
Senior leaders of the party led by its president K. Chandrasekhar Rao went into a huddle in his farmhouse at Venkatapur village near Jagadevpur in Medak district on Friday and were closeted for about two hours. A few leaders of Telangana Employees’ Joint Action Committee (TEJAC) were also learnt to have participated in the meeting.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao was said to have instructed some party seniors to prepare a report on the status of Hyderabad so that it could be submitted to the GoM and could be used as a basis for arguments in the event the Seemandhra leaders make a case for sharing the administrative control of Hyderabad city.
Several senior leaders including K. Keshava Rao, T. Harish Rao, E. Rajender, Kadiam Srihari, B. Vinod Kumar, Manda Jagannath and G. Vivek suggested to the TRS chief that the party line on the status of Hyderabad should be firm that it would be under the control of the proposed Telangana Government.
The meeting was also learnt to have discussed the provisions of Article 258-A of the Constitution which talks about the power of States to entrust functions to the Union pertaining to law and order and other executive powers.