K. Chandrasekhara Rao chief of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) sent a letter to the Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh, raising objections to some of the proposals mentioned in the Telangana Bill and seeking amendments to them.
Chandrasekhara Rao informed that he wrote a letter to Prime Minister seeking amendments to the draft Telangana Bill to protect the interests of the Telangana people. The proposals which were not acceptable to the Telangana people were also brought to the notice of the Prime Minister. Opposing the proposed powers to the governor for maintaining law and order in Hyderabad, he demanded the deletion of this ‘unconstitutional provision’ and amendments to other objectionable provisions.
In his 14-page letter to the Prime Minister, the TRS Chief also sought amendment of clauses pertaining to distribution of electricity, river waters sharing, allocation of government employees, payment of pensions to retired employees and setting up of a High Court.
“Instead of distribution of loans in proportion to the population between the two States, he said the loans taken from World Bank and other agencies for specific schemes and projects should be repaid by the state where the projects were taken up”, he suggested. .
He said that amendment motions would be moved in the Lok Sabha and TRS members would talk speak about the need for the amendments to the draft Telangana Bill, if the centre failed to consider the amendments suggest by the TRS.
KCR said that he would take a delegation to Delhi to meet the prime minister, if necessary. He exuded confidence that the draft Telangana Bill will come to the Legislative Assembly in a couple of days.