Samaikyandhra movement leader and former MLA Adusumilli Jayaprakash has asked the State government to make Hyderabad and Secunderabad the seventh zone under the Six-Point Formula.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Mr. Jayaprakash said that the making of Hyderabad and Secunderabad into the Seventh Zone was long pending. In response to a separate Andhra agitation in 1972 the Centre held several discussions with the leaders and came up with the six-point formula on September 21, 1973.
The basic approach of the formula was that the people of different areas should have equitable employment and career prospects.
The concepts of local candidates and local areas were interrelated because local candidates would be identified with reference to a local area.
It was then visualised that the State as a whole may consist of five or six divisions, the twin cities including the cantonment being constituted into a separate division. The six-point formula was made legislation through the Thirty-Second Amendment in 1973, but the seventh zone has yet to be created, he said.
Mr. Jayaprakash urged the people of the Twin Cities to launch a movement demanding that Hyderabad and Secunderabad be made into the seventh zone.
He said that it was also the demand of the Samaikyandhra activists.
Hyderabad was the State capital and everyone in the State should have the freedom to seek employment there, he opined.
According to a table of zones, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam were in Zone One, Krishna, East and West Godavari in Zone Two, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore in zone three, Chittoor, Cuddapah, Anantapur and Kurnool in zone Four, Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam in zone five and the rest of the districts in zone six. Hyderabad was put in zone seven.
Making of Hyderabad and Secunderabad into the Seventh Zone is long pending: JP The basic approach is that the people of different areas should have equitable employment
Making of Hyderabad and Secunderabad into the Seventh Zone is long pending: JP
The basic approach is that the people of different areas should have equitable employment