Staff Reporter

TIRUMALA: The former Chief Minister Dharam Singh on Friday said rapid development was possible only when there was unity.

Mr. Dharam Singh, who celebrated his 73rd birthday here, said the Telangana issue was of a volatile nature. It was for this reason that the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and the then Chief Minister M. Chenna Reddy had mobilised huge funds for the development of the region. He the declaration by the Centre was made in the larger interest of the nation.