New Delhi, Aug 4: Hyderabad will be more or less like a Union Territory for 10 years after the formation of Telangana State.
This was stated by AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh in an interview given to a national television news channel aired on Sunday. He said that the law and order in Hyderabad, the would-be joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, might be handled by the Centre with the Police Commissioner directly reporting to Lieutenant Governor.
Justifying the consent given for Telangana formation, Digvijay Singh said that the Congress party has honoured the commitment that it gave earlier. He also claimed that widest possible consultations were held with all sections including political parties and State leaders on the Telangana issue. However, he took light of the resignations being given by elected representatives from the Seemandhra region after the announcement.
Digvijay Singh said that the party was still in favour of constitution of second States Reorganisation Commission to study the demand for smaller States. He said that the party still stands by the resolution that it adopted in 2002 for the second SRC. He dismissed the allegations that a decision was taken in favour of Telangana to save party’s prospects in the region.