Hyderabad, Dec 11: The Home Secretary, GK Pillai has retracted the statement he made earlier saying that Hyderabad will be capital of Telangana.
Media reports quote a statement from the Home Secretary as saying, "The Home Secretary would like to clarify that he did not state that Hyderabad would be the Capital of Telangana.
In response to a question from a journalist that the proponents for the State of Telangana had wanted Hyderabad to be its Capital, Home Secretary had stated that this was what they wanted. The issue of the Capital for the proposed new state of Telangana for which steps have been initiated is a matter that is to be decided by consensus and by the Government of India."
Earlier on Friday, Dec 11, when asked about Hyderabad, Pillai had said, "I think it will always be the capital of Telangana."