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Updated: July 20, 2013 02:00 IST

Rayala-Telangana move rankles TRS

J. Balaji
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“We will not trust the Congress and the UPA-II government on the Telangana issue
The Hindu “We will not trust the Congress and the UPA-II government on the Telangana issue" said K.T. Rama Rao, general secretary and son of TRS president K. Chandrasekhara Rao. File photo: G. Krishnaswamy

‘No compromise on Hyderabad either’

Amid reports that the Centre is planning to announce the creation of a Rayala-Telangana State by including Kurnool and Anantapur districts from Rayalaseema with 10 Telangana districts, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has outright rejected the move.

“Definitely we will not accept [Rayala-Telangana], it is not our demand. Our demand is that a separate Telangana [State] be formed with its 10 districts and Hyderabad as capital,” TRS MLA from Sircilla and general secretary K.T. Rama Rao told The Hindu on Friday.

Mr. Rao, son of TRS president K. Chandrasekhara Rao, said: “We don’t understand where such proposal is coming from.” The TRS would not trust the Congress and the UPA-II government on the Telangana issue.

“We won’t believe [them] unless the Telangana Bill is placed before Parliament and the government/Congress ensures that it is passed and the new State is carved out.” Mr. Rao also rejected any move to declare Hyderabad a Union Territory. Hyderabad, he said, was part and parcel of Telangana. “We will not compromise on this.” When there were demands in the country to declare Delhi and Puducherry (both Union Territories) States, where was the need to separate Hyderabad from Telangana?

Intelligence warning

Meanwhile, informed sources said the intelligence agencies, from both the State and the Centre, have warned the UPA government to tread cautiously on the Telangana issue as any decision to divide the non-Hindi-speaking State which had already been carved out on a linguistic basis — Telugu — would set a bad precedent. It would pave the way for more demands like separate Gorkhaland, Bundlekhand, Vidarbha and Coorg States. Also, there could be law and order problems in Seemandhra if the new State demand was accepted.

He will not trust UPA govt and people from telangana will not trust him. Already our ministers had made a ample amount of money by exploiting the peoples sentiment. Enough playing with peoples lives. People started thinking wisely. They know even the telangana forms there wouldn't be any development in the state except for the development in the individual politican's property. Its enough. People are fed up.. Leave this issue here.

from:  Satya
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 07:59 IST

I am from Andhra Pradesh living in Chennai now with no interests (political, monetary) in Hyderabad. Now that a few jobless people wanted a place for them to rule, GOI is ready to carve out a state. Few people and parties might succeed in getting political mileage in this game. Who cares for the Republic?Do not use hearts... divide by caste, religion, and many other official parameters, now they dot down to a new one divide by regions. Progress.

from:  Chaithanya J
Posted on: Jul 20, 2013 at 03:55 IST

new creation of state will not solve india problems, it will create more problems,,the need is decentralise system with making village owning whole land with cooperative

from:  Sant Singh
Posted on: Jul 19, 2013 at 21:26 IST

it is instant gratification of greed,fear of hungry politician who are promising great benefit of new state but it is failure of system which dnot represent whole public,few vip politician hold whole power and dictate whole term to public, whole drama of new state will peter out when state will be spending 80 budget on maintaining state machinery like white elephant,need of hour is not seperate state but curtailing state expendure unproductive and transferring to needy with transferent and zero loss,whole new concept is totally unwarranted and smack of our political system low trust,we need less goverment and more goverance,,india is boiling whole political system need overhaul,,

from:  Sant Singh
Posted on: Jul 19, 2013 at 21:24 IST

So, it is OK to have more than one state for Hindi speaking people but hell will break loose if we have two Telugu speaking states? Is this intelligence report genuine or some kind of a concocted and fabricated report prepared by arm chair bureaucrats to stop an impending decision by the Congress Party? Have they thought about not taking decision and its fallout? A thousand lives lost Is not that enough of a speak as to what people want and what lengths they go to achieve their goal? Of course intelligence reports play in to the overall decision making process but cannot be used to trump the democratic wishes of 3.5 crores people. Ignoring their wishes would be a prefect recipe for a clear and impending disaster.A division of state needs to be addressed based up on the demand coming form the region and if majority of the people in the region support it.

from:  Krishna Dammanna
Posted on: Jul 19, 2013 at 21:19 IST

RayalaTelangana? That doesn't make any sense. Rayalaseema means land of the Rayas. The whole rayalaseema including Kurnool and Anatpur was part of the KrishnadevaRAYA empire. Why do you want to divide up an area that is tied together by history? UPAII isn't sensitive to anyone people of Andhra, Telangana or Rayalaseema. Just shows what happens when decisionmaking authority is out of touch with local sentiment and culture. Either give Telanagana or let the entire state remain intact. This is clear jerrymandering by UPAII to ensure that neither TRS nor JaganCongress becomes powerful.

from:  Kartikeya
Posted on: Jul 19, 2013 at 21:02 IST
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