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Hyderabad would not become Union Territory: Jaipal Reddy

Hyderabad, Nov 9, 2013 (PTI):
 Union Minister for Science, Technology and Earth Sciences S Jaipal Reddy addresses press conference in New Delhi on Monday. PTI Photo

Union Minister for Science and Technology S Jaipal Reddy today asserted that Hyderabad would not become a Union Territory following the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh     while Congress leaders from Telangana too said that there would not be any compromise on the city.

"Some forces in Seemaandhra are desperately trying to see that Hyderabad is made a Union Territory. But that will never happen," the minister said at a thanks-giving rally today organised by the Congress in Warangal.

"The Telangana juggernaut has started rolling. If anyone tries to come in its way, it will only do a damage to them," he said.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had promised the Telangana state and "going back on the promise is not her character", Jaipal said, adding, that resolution of the party's Central Working Committee on Telangana was "inscription in stone".


In an oblique rebuff to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who had said that the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was opposed to the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Jaipal said: "Those who make such claims should read history. Indira Gandhi created Punjab, which Jawaharlal Nehru did not want."

Congress leaders from the region stressed at the rally that they would not settle for anything less than a Telangana with ten districts including Hyderabad, amid reports that the Centre was mulling the option of making Hyderabad a Union Territory or vesting its control with the Governor after the division.

"There is no compromise on Hyderabad," Telangana Congress leaders asserted.

Meanwhile, Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao too warned of a fresh agitation if Hyderabad did not become a part of Telangana.

"We want a Telangana state, including Hyderabad, without any conditions. Otherwise, we will start the war again," Rao said in Karimnagar.

TRS sources here said Rao was planning to leave for New Delhi on November 12 to take a stock of the situation amid conflicting versions emanating from the national capital on the statehood issue.

He would meet senior Union ministers including Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, and also top Congress leaders, sources added.

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