‘Hyderabad part of Telangana'

Staff Reporter

Andhra, Rayalaseema leaders accused of ulterior motives

Andhra and Rayalaseema leaders snatched away lands in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy

Srikrishna Committee urged to visit old city of Hyderabad to see the Telangana 'development'

KARIMNAGAR: Former Minister T. Jeevan Reddy has alleged that some industrialists of Andhra and Rayalaseema region leaders have raised slogans of united Andhra Pradesh only to suppress the demand for separate Telangana so as to enable them to continue with their political, social and economic dominance over the region.

Mr Reddy, who had sent a memorandum to the Srikrishna committee demanding the formation of separate Telangana through courier on Wednesday, had released the copies to the media here on Thursday evening.

Speaking on the occasion, he alleged that some of the Andhra and Rayalaseema region leaders have snatched away precious lands in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts for their own business ventures.

Refuting the claims of development of Hyderabad city by Andhra leaders, he said that Hyderabad had remained the fifth largest city in 1956 after its merger with Andhra and even now, after so-called investments by Andhra leaders.

He charged the Andhra and Rayalaseema industrialists with closing down several viable public sector undertakings in Hyderabad to establish their own industries in the private sector.


He also said that the government had failed to open a single government hospital in Hyderabad and all the existing ones were opened before the formation of Andhra Pradesh.

He said that Andhra and Rayalaseema region leaders have opened private hospitals in Hyderabad only for their selfish gains.

He also alleged that the government sold away precious lands to Andhra and Rayalaseema leaders at throw away prices.

Real development

He urged the Srikrishna Committee to visit the old city areas of Hyderabad to see the real development of Telangana and how people live in dingy lanes and by-lanes without basic amenities.

He reiterated that Hyderabad was an integral part of Telangana.

He said that the separate Telangana movement had started ever since Andhra leaders violated their gentleman's agreement, Mulki rules and abolition of regional development boards.