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'Centre should address problems of Seemandhra'

Published: 20th October 2013 12:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2013 12:14 PM   |  A+A-

Pratyeka Andhra Sadhana Samithi (PASS) convenor and former MP Ch Harirama Jogaiah wanted the Centre to address the issues concerning Seemandhra and put an end to the  peoples’ movement there.

In separate letters to the chairman of the Group of Ministers (GoM) and the Prime Minister, Jogaiah listed out various issues to be resolved before the division of the state could be taken up.

The Centre should work out modalities for apportioning revenue amounting to Rs 40,000 crore that is generated from Greater Hyderabad area among two states, he suggested.

Jogaiah said that the Centre should  formulate an action plan for development of all the regions of Seemandhra.

He contended that the Congress high command had taken a unilateral decision for dividing the state without addressing the concerns of Seemandhra people.

He suggested that while determining the boundaries between two states, Bhadrachalam revenue division, which presently forms part of Telangana, should be merged with Seemandhra region.

The boundaries of Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies too should be redefined, he said. While making Hyderabad as joint capital, law and order, revenue, urban development, education and health sectors should be under the administrative control of the Central government, Jogaiah pointed out.

Necessary amendments should be made to Article 371(D) of the Constitution to continue the existing zonal system in the two states. This is to ensure that no disadvantage is caused in the matter of promotions or transfer of employees, the former MP suggested.

However, in the letter to the Prime Minister, Jogaiah said that the chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy’s provocative utterances of were aggravating the Seemandhra stir.



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