Protect brand Hyderabad, protesters urged

Published: 25th September 2012 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th September 2012 11:45 AM   |  A+A-

Civil supplies minister D  Sridhar Babu has requested the Telangana  agitators to keep in mind the “brand image of Hyderabad” while proceeding with the proposed Telangana march on September 30.

Speaking to reporters here on Monday, Sridhar Babu said it’s everybody’s  responsibility to protect the brand image of Hyderabad. “Even after the formation of  a Telangana state, the image of Hyderabad should be intact,” he remarked.

At a separate press meet, minor irrigation  minister TG Venkatesh said the dialogue  process on the Telangana issue was on but the Centre would take a decision only six  months before the next elections. The  Congress would not take any decision now that would affect its own government, the minister added.

The Seemandhra leaders would go to Delhi in  the first week of October to press their demand for Samaikyandhra.

“This time, we have decided to inform the  Centre about the need for special packages for backward areas. The packages should be  given to backward areas in Rayalaseema and Andhra regions,” Venkatesh demanded.

Meanwhile, home minister P Sabita Indra  Reddy held discussions with Praja Sanghala  JAC chairman Gajjela Kantam and others and  requested them to cancel their proposed  Challo Hyderabad rally on September 27.   Kantham demanded a categorical assurance on Telangana from the Centre or the state government before they call off their protest.

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