The delegation of Congress leaders from Telangana on Wednesday said that Hyderabad as a common capital was totally unacceptable. The delegation gave a power-point presentation before Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union health minister and AP Congress incharge in New Delhi on Wednesday. The presentation was aimed at showing that Hyderabad did not develop due to contributions from Seemandhra, as is claimed by protagonists of the united AP.
The Peddapalli MP, Mr G. Vivekanand, who made the presentation, said that Hyderabad was a part of Telangana and used to be the capital of Telangana and it should remain that way. “While the Andhra border is 275 km from Hyderabad, it is 250 km in the case of Rayalaseema. Hyderabad is the heart of Telangana. The culture and traditions in Hyderabad and Telangana are totally different from Seemandhra regions. Even in terms of political, administration and judiciary, Hyderabad cannot be made a common capital,” Mr Vivek said. Hyderabad has long been the fifth largest city in the country, he said and pointed out that the city had the High Court, Secretariat, Legislative Assembly, Osmania University, Osmania, Gandhi hospitals and medical colleges even before AP was formed. Hyderabad has its own electricity board in 1909.” It also had a host of industries including the sugar and textile mills, Ramagundam power station. About the IT sector, Mr Vivek said, “Of the 94 big IT firms, 74 belong to multi-national companies, just 20 firms belong to people from Seemandhra.” Deccan Chronicle