Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi Deputy Floor Leader T Harish Rao on Wednesday demanded that the Centre get the entire paragraph relating to employment in Hyderabad deleted from the Presidential Orders of 1975 rather than just be satisfied with the deletion of only Clause 14 F.
Talking to media persons at Telangana Bhavan, Mr Harish Rao said that according to information filtering through, the Centre agreed to the deletion of only the Clause referring to the recruitment of sub-inspectors to posts in Hyderabad.
“What about other posts? Many Seemandhra people have been occupying higher posts by misusing this paragraph,” the TRS leader alleged.
He continued, “To put an end to the discrimination undergone by the Telangana people, the Centre has to remove the entire paragraph from the Presidential Orders which say that Hyderabad in a Free Zone.”
Further, Mr Harish Rao appealed to the government to ensure that the entire paragraph pertaining to Hyderabad as Free Zone is done away with, in the examination being conducted for the SIs to remove apprehensions among people. “The state government must ensure that Hyderabad is not a Free Zone anymore but instead included in the sixth Zone. Till such time, the government has to defer the recruitment examination till it gets the full orders from the Centre in this connection,” he said.
The TRS leader appealed to government to appoint Telangana people in the posts vacated by Seemandhra people after the implementation of amended Clause.
Besides this, Mr Harish Rao also appealed to Congress leaders not to cancel their proposed deeksha, earlier scheduled to be observed on August 11 at Indira Park. “I appeal to the Congress leaders from Telangana not to defer, but to launch their deeksha on the earlier announced schedule till the decision to delete Clause 14 F is implemented,” he said.
Further, the TRS leader asked the government to set up a House Committee to look into recommendations of JM Girglani on GO 610.
Responding to the statement of Congress MLA Anam Vivekananda Reddy that Naxalites were behind the separate statehood agitation, Mr Harish Rao condemned the comments and termed them as baseless. He added that Mr Vivekananda Reddy was making such charges to create a sensation and to derive political mileage.
“Why had the Congress had tied up with TRS in 2004 if the party is backed by Naxalites?” he questioned.
However, he made it clear that TRS would implement the Naxalite agenda if the Telangana state becomes a reality.
Responding to the statement of MP Madhu Yaskhi that he would attend Parliament session as Centre taken favourable decision on deletion of Clause 14 F, Mr Harish Rao said that the decision was ‘unfortunate’ and it would send wrong signal among Telangana people.(INN)