A meeting of the student unions of Telangana held here on Sunday called for a bandh in the region on February 11, demanding the formation of Telangana State without any restrictions and conditions.
Speaking at the meeting, leaders of the unions said carving out Telangana State with all sorts of restrictions on Hyderabad meant making it an unofficial Union Territory. Keeping Hyderabad as the common capital for 10 years would only facilitate the Seemandhra capitalists legalise the land grabbed by them, they pointed out.
They sought the withdrawal of provisions to merge the Polavaram project submergence areas with Seemandhra and to hand over law and order of Hyderabad to the Governor, which they said was not only unscientific but also unconstitutional. Investing extraordinary powers in the Governor would bring back the imperial era in Telangana, they said.
They alleged that the Congress, BJP, TDP and YSR Congress were conspiring against the aspirations of the Telangana people by forcing the Centre to introduce the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013, with provisions against the interests of the region.