TRS opposes Centre’s role in Hyderabad administration - The New Indian Express

TRS opposes Centre’s role in Hyderabad administration

Published: 19th August 2013 12:05 PM

Last Updated: 19th August 2013 12:05 PM

Even as it is facing trouble from Seemandhra leaders over state bifurcatio, Congress is expected to encounter problems even from TRS, on the status of Hyderabad.

After a lengthy meeting at TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s farmhouse in Medak district on Sunday evening, in which party MLAs, MLCs, senior leaders and heads of district units took part, the separatist party made it clear that Hyderabad should be the capital of Telangana state and that it would not accept for any Central authority presiding over any subject pertaining to the city, including law and order.

The TRS move comes in the wake of  the CWC announcing Hyderabad as common capital for 10 years and the signals from Delhi that law and order in GHMC will be brought under Centre’s control, a proposition accepted by T-Congmen.

The TRS move is being interpreted in two ways:

1) The party is unhappy that issues relating to T-state are being decided unilaterally by the Congress, relegating TRS to the background.

2) Opposing any move concerning Hyderabad will help TRS improve its “bargaining power” with the Congress at the time of merger/poll pact negotiations.

Meanwhile, TRS politburo member Kadiam Srihari said, “We don’t accept any proposal, including keeping law and order of Hyderabad in the hands of the Centre. We oppose any proposal to separate Hyderabad from Telangana in any manner. Be it law and order or any other administrative issue, the government of Telangana state should have sole authority over Hyderabad, which is part and parcel of the region. We demand that the Centre prepare the T-bill by keeping this in mind.”

Earlier, during the meeting, several leaders expressed concern over the way the TRS is being kept in the loop in the T-process.

According to sources, some leaders felt this could pose a grave threat to the party ahead of general elections. They also said the passive role by the pink party could weaken it.

Hence, leaders asked their boss to play an active role in the ongoing T-process. They also requested him to undertake a tour across Telangana region to rejuvenate the party cadre in the run-up to 2014 polls.

KCR has decided to take up tours in each district across the region. He will start with Karimnagar district soon. The meeting is second such one by Rao in the last five days.

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