Hyd can be shared for sometime in event of division: KCR

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K Chandrasekhar Rao
Hyderabad, Sep 28: In a bid to placate anti-Telangana groups, TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao said Hyderabad can be a shared capital for two states for a "limited period" in the event of division of Andhra Pradesh, if that is an acceptable solution to the contentious Telangana issue.

"They (non-Telangana regions) can live happily if a separate state is created. The Centre can give them a package.

Shared capital (Hyderabad) can be a possibility for limited period of time. They can run their administration in Hyderabad until a new capital, infrastructure is developed for them," he told PTI here.

He, however, made it clear that his party and other supporters of separate statehood demand would not accept separate Telangana without Hyderabad.

Asked about the suggestion of making Hyderabad a Union Territory, he asked how it was going to benefit non-Telangana regions.

"Let me make it very clear. Why Hyderabad should be made a Union Territory? Who is going to be benefited? People of Telangana would lose it, but how Andhra region people are going to benefit.

"In fact, the trend is that Union Territories like Delhi and Pondicherry have been made states," he said.

He urged the Centre to take a quick decision on the Telangana issue claiming the ''sakala janula samme'' (strike by all sections of people), which began on September 13, has witnessed massive participation of people and paralysed normal life in Telangana.

"The Centre had made a promise to the people of separate Telangana to form a separate state and it must keep up its promise," he said.

PTI

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