Special Correspondent

Health Minister Danam Nagender echoes Mukesh’s views on KCR family

HYDERABAD: Joining his Cabinet colleague M. Mukesh, Health Minister Danam Nagender condemned the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders for issuing threats to industries in Hyderabad in the name of the Telangana agitation.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said these threats were being held out only by family members of Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and wanted to know as to when the party had turned into a “KCR Private Limited” belonging to KCR’s family.

He regretted that the family was behaving as if Telangana was its personal property and it was the only champion of the cause of the region.

Its threats ran contrary to the assurance given by the Joint Action Committee that industries would not be attacked and that the agitation would be peaceful.

If such intimidation continued, the revenue of the State as well as employment opportunities would dwindle.

Mr. Nagender said while Telangana Rashtra Samiti sought Telangana State, there were several demands from people living in Greater Hyderabad. Opinions expressed by all quarters must be heard. Like Mr. Mukesh, Mr. Nagender too reassured the settlers in Greater Hyderabad area.

“Don’t get disturbed. We are here to protect you,” he said. He announced that he would convene a meeting of all parties, including Telangana Rashtra Samiti, as a prelude to the peace rally proposed to be organised by Mr. Mukesh, to create a cordial atmosphere in Greater Hyderabad and send out a message that everyone would be safe here.

“The people of Greater Hyderabad are all one,” the Minister added.