The remarks of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhar Rao that Andhra domicile employees would not be allowed to work in Telangana State have drawn flak from different quarters, including TDP, YSR Congress and APNGOs’ Association.

Speaking after meeting TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister-designate N. Chandrababu Naidu here on Friday, APNGOs president P. Ashok Babu said Mr. Rao’s statement had created insecurity among Seemandhra employees. It would lead to friction among the employees of both sides, he felt. Mr. Ashok Babu said the TDP chief had assured them that they need not have any fears as all the processes would be done as per the guidelines issued by the Centre. “He also assured us of taking up the matter with the Centre if necessary,” Mr. Ashok Babu said.

In a statement, Mr. Naidu condemned Mr. Rao’s remarks and suggested that he should not further vitiate the atmosphere. “Creating a law and order problem being a person of the Chief Minister capacity is not advisable,” Mr. Naidu said and suggested to the TRS chief to stop making such provocative statements henceforth.

YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy also wanted Mr. Rao to restrain himself from making statements aimed at Seemandhra employees which will increase tension between the people of two regions. “He may have justified his statements while heading the Telangana movement, but he is becoming the CM of Telangana now and should refrain from making such remarks,” Mr. Reddy said.