Hyderabad: Rajya Sabha member V Hanumantha Rao on Sunday came with a unique proposal on the controversial bifurcation of statehood issue.
Mr Hanumantha Rao proposed to make Hyderabad as common capital for 10 years for both Seemandhra and Telangana regions so that division of the state can go ahead.
Talking to media persons before attending the steering Committee meeting at K Jana Reddy’s residence, the Rajya Sabha Member said that he was pained to see suicides of hundreds of people for the cause of statehood and development lagging due to agitations and dharnas.
The senior politician appealed to Seemandhra leaders to agree for a Common Capital for ten years and also agree to separate region-wise. “We can divide the boundaries but remain united as brothers in a family,” Mr Hanumantha Rao said.
“The Seemandhra and Telangana people can develop their backward regions with locally available resources within ten year period,” he added.
“It is difficult for Seemandhra people to leave the state capital developed with their investments. But they can develop their cities with locally available resources,” he said. “During this decade-long period, the people can live in harmony,” Mr Hanumantha Rao added.
“However, we will continue our agitation for Telangana state formation and are ready to sacrifice anything for this,” he also cautioned.
The senior politician also denied the charges levelled by Telangana leaders suspecting the High Command’s hand behind Speaker Nadendla Manohar rejecting the resignations of Telangana leaders.
He said that the Speaker had rejected resignations after becoming convinced that the elected representatives from the region had tendered resignations when in the emotionally surcharged atmosphere. “However the Telangana leaders decision to submit their resignations was not taken in a emotionally surcharged atmosphere, but instead for fulfilling the aspirations and respecting the sentiments of the region’s people.(INN)