New Delhi, Oct 22 : AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday made it clear that there was no proposal before the Central Government to make Hyderabad a Union Territory.
Talking to reporters here, Digvijay Singh said that the proposal of UT status for Hyderabad was never discussed with anyone. When asked about Union Minister of State JD Seelam’s presser wherein he said UT status for Hyderabad would solve the crisis, Digvijay Singh said that he might have misunderstood his statement. “I have never said anything beyond what is there in the Congress Working Committee’s resolution,” he said.
Digvijay Singh said that there was still no clarity on the Telangana Resolution to be sent to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He said he had discussed this issue with Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and the latter promised to send the whole schedule, which they are working on, to him. He said that the Union Home Ministry has to take decision while looking into the precedents, legal requirements and constitutional provisions under which a new State is created.
The AICC General Secretary reiterated his appeal to Seemandhra MPs to reconsider their decision of resigning from the posts. “They should see the reality and also stand-by the commitment they made of abiding by whatever decision the Congress High Command takes on Telangana issue,” he said. INN