The Seemandhra leaders are said to be suggesting that the bill should have a clause which says Hyderabad will be the joint capital for “as long as it is required”, but it is still not clear if the Centre would accede to that request.
However, Congress leaders from Telangana said to be expressed their willingness to bring law and order in the limits of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) under the domain of the Centre is now more or less certain. Hinting at things to come, Telangana leaders of Congress, who met A K Antony Committee on Monday said they have no objection to such a proposal.
However, Seemandhra leaders are demanding that apart from law and order, important subjects like revenue should be kept under a neutral cadre drawn from both the new states, but the feasibility of it is still being examined.
The Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi constituted a four-member committee headed by union defence minister A K Antony to suggest measures needed for making peace with agitating Seemandhra people. The committee is holding meetings with groups from each region in New Delhi.
When Telangana leaders headed by deputy chief minister P Damodar Rajanarasimha met the committee, Antony said to be indicated them to give up their claims on Hyderabad. Union Textile Minister K Sambasiva Rao, suggested to give union territory status for Hyderabad and newly created Telangana state may be asked to have its own capital at some other place.
Meanwhile, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao’s farmhouse in Medak district, in which party MLAs, MLCs, senior leaders and heads of district units took part, the separatist party made it clear that Hyderabad should be the capital of Telangana state and that it would not accept for any Central authority presiding over any subject pertaining to the city, including law and order.
The TRS move comes in the wake of the CWC announcing Hyderabad as common capital for 10 years and the signals from Delhi that law and order in GHMC will be brought under Centre’s control, a proposition accepted by Telangana Congressmen.