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Union minister Seelam wants UT status for Hyderabad

Union minister Seelam wants UT status for Hyderabad

Vijayawada, Oct 22 : Union Minister of State for Finance JD Seelam on Tuesday said that all concerns and issues over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh would be resolved if Hyderabad is made a Union Territory.

Talking to reporters here, Seelam said that the status of Hyderabad holds the key to end the crisis going on in the State over bifurcation issue. If the Centre considers making Hyderabad a Union Territory then all fears and apprehensions of Seemandhra people could be allayed. Stating that the process of formation of Telangana has already begun, he said it would not deter the Seemandhra leaders from making efforts to keep the State united. He said no stone would be left unturned to stop the division of State till the last minute.

Seelam said that it was not clear when the Telangana Resolution would be sent to the State Legislative Assembly. However, he said that there would more clarity on State’s bifurcation issue in the next one month. In case of division of the State, it would be ensured that injustice is not done to the people of Seemandhra region, he said.

The union minister also condemned the opposition parties for targeting the Congress party alone for the decision on bifurcation of State. He said the Centre took the decision only after all major political parties gave their consent in writing in favour of Telangana. Therefore, he said it was wrong to blame the ruling party alone for the present situation. INN

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