Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Once fight for Telagana is over, fight for Hyderabad will begin

For the Congress government in Andhra Pradesh the ongoing crisis in Telangana will not end with granting of statehood. The decision on making Hyderabad a common capital or Union Territory will be crucial if it wants to retain power in the state, reports Vicky Nanjappa.
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The Telangana controversy is clearly getting messier by the day. Leaders have resigned, the government has a solution on hand but is waiting to make an announcement and then comes the sentiments that the entire state of Andhra Pradesh has attached to the capital city of Hyderabad.

Today, the Congress has a formula on hand -- to hand over Telangana and retain Hyderabad as a common capital for at least ten years. Pro-Telangana supporters and political analysts have always opposed sharing a capital, but one can notice a change in their stand.

Dr Sangam Prithviraj, who has been spearheading the students' movement for Telangana, said, "Does Andhra want time to develop its own capital? If that is the case let them take the time. We are not cruel and do understand their sentiments. They are bound to feel insecure about losing Hyderabad since 80 per cent of the real estate in the city is controlled by the people of Seema-Andhra."