KK sees conspiracy in demand for debate in assembly on Telangana note

University Teachers’ Forum for Telangana organises round table to gather views for submission to GoM

Published: 29th October 2013 12:07 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2013 12:07 PM   |  A+A-


There is a conspiracy behind Seemandhra leaders’ demand that the Union cabinet note on Telangana be discussed in the state legislative Assembly. The move is aimed at projecting statehood for Telangana as an illegitimate issue, TRS leader K Keshav Rao has alleged. 

Speaking at a round-table organised by the University Teachers’ Forum for Telangana at the Osmania Univeristy here on Monday, he asked, “How is it possible to gather a majority vote for Telangana statehood when Seemandhra has a representation of 175 MLAs and Telangana only 119 MLAs in the state Assembly?”

Former MP B Vinod Kumar said, “Unlike the division of other states in the country, Andhra Pradesh does not have any problem in delineating the borders of the three regions. Bhadrachalam is not an issue in drawing a border between Telangana and the residuary state. It is amply clear that there are 119 Assembly constituencies and 17 Lok Sabha constituencies in Telangana. There is no overlapping with other regions.”

Further, he said, the protagonists of Telangana should be cautious as the Centre has been contemplating making law and order in Hyderabad a central subject. “ The Centre is invoking Article 258(A) of the Constitution to make Hyderabad internal security as central subject. It is impractical,” he noted.

On Hyderabad being common capital for a period of 10 years, BJP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy said it was aimed at dodging the contentious issue eternally without resolving it. “There is a conspiracy behind the delay in announcing a capital for Seemandhra. The Centre has to announce the capital for the residuary state forthwith to put an end to confusion among Telangana people,” he demanded.

Explaining that he was unable to compromise with the proposition that Hyderabad would be common capital for a period of 10 years, educationist and MLC Chukka Ramaiah said that the Centre had to replace the word ‘common’ with an equivalent. “The future Telangana government should have maintenance of law and order, and land administration in the Hyderabad region under its control. The residents of other region should be treated as invitees and provisions to this effect should be made,” he suggested.

The opinions expressed at the round table will be compiled and presented to the group of Union ministers appointed to look into bifurcation of the state.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp