Rajanarasimha questions the rationale behind Seemandhra agitation
Questioning the rationale behind the agitations being held by Seemandhra leaders ‘to obstruct the State bifurcation process’, Deputy Chief Minister C. Damodar Rajanarasimha has said that Telangana State will be a reality soon, with Hyderabad as its capital.
Addressing a gathering of newly elected Sarpanches, Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) chairmen, DCCB and DCMS directors here in Saturday, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Seemandhra leaders did not oppose the move when the Telangana State was proposed.
“Were not the Seemandhra leaders there when the Congress put the proposal for formation of separate Telangana during 2004 and 2009 general elections? Why did the Seemandhra leaders remain silent then and are opposing it now?” he asked.
‘No threat to Hyderabadis’
Mr. Damodar further said that those who were residing in Hyderabad would always be treated as Hyderabadis and no one could ask them to go away.
“Hyderabadis can stay here without any problem and they will be part of the Telangana State as the residents of its capital,” he said. District Congress Committee (DCC) president V. Bhoopal Reddy presided over the programme, which was organised to thank AICC president Sonia Gandhi for announcing the Telangana State. Newly elected Sarpanches, PACS chairmen, DCCB and DCMS directors were also felicitated during the programme.
Major Industries Minister J. Geetha Reddy and her Women and Child Welfare counterpart V. Sunitha Lakshma Reddy attended the programme, whileGovernment Whip T. Jayaprakash Reddy gave it a miss.