Hyderabad, Aug 4: The formation of Telangana State might take another six months. But Telangana Rashtra Samithi president K Chandrasekhar Rao is already out with a clear roadmap for the new State.
Participating in Meet The Press programme organised by Telangana Journalists Forum here on Sunday, KCR addressed the media like the first chief minister of Telangana. His talk was full of directions, assurances and promises. “For us, the Telangana state has already been formed,” he said while quoting a recent statement of AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh.
With regard to the controversy surrounding his recent statement, KCR made it clear that he never asked employees of Seemandhra to leave Hyderabad. He blamed a section of media for misinterpreting his statement. “I only said that that while Seemandhra employees will work for Andhra Government, Telangana employees will work for Telangana Government,” he said. People from across the country were settled in Telangana for centuries and he said never asked anyone to leave Hyderabad. Instead, he said he would welcome people who come with investments.
The TRS chief said that his party had no objection if Hyderabad was made the common capital for 10 years. However, he said making Hyderabad as union territory or a permanent joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh was not acceptable. He said that the administration of Hyderabad would be under the control of Telangana Government.
When asked about the protests in Seemandhra region, KCR said that it was for the government to take measures to contain violence. However, he appealed to the people to cooperation in formation of Telangana.
KCR also gave assurance that Wakf properties in the Telangana State would be protected and developed by giving statutory powers to the Wakf Board. He said that there were several properties worth lakh of crores which could benefit the Muslim community if utilised as per the “Mansh-e-Wakf”. He also gave an assurance on the overall development of Muslim community.
The TRS chief said that the Telugu film industry would stay in Hyderabad and would be promoted at a large scale.