HYDERABAD:The simmering tensions between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana governments over invocation of Section 8 in common capital Hyderabad took a new turn with AP ministers on Saturday demanding the need to convert Hyderabad into a Union Territory. The demand set off fireworks on both sides. The verbal duel began with AP HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao stating that TS government was behaving much more inimical than a ‘enemy nation’ towards the people of AP.
“We had waited patiently and thought Telangana government would mend its ways. But, they are turning more hostile with each passing day. If Section 8 is not implemented, demands would certainly increase for making Hyderabad a UT,” he said here on Saturday.
Due to ongoing fracas between both governments, he said the student community was at loss. “Examinations were held jointly in BR Ambedkar Open University. However, the TS government held the results of AP candidates and only released the results of Telangana students. This is nothing but provocation,” he added.