Telangana IT forum formed to restore Hyderabad's glory

In an effort to counter the ongoing argument that Hyderabad will lose its sheen as Information Technology (IT) major in the country following the bifurcation, a new outfit was formed to bring the business back on track.

The Telangana IT Association (TITA) conducted an awareness conference to counter the campaign by Seemandhra leaders.

TITA founder-president Sandeep Kumar said the IT sector staff, MLC and educationist Chukka Ramaiah, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) MLA K Tarakarama Rao, TRS politburo member Dr Shravan, Nalsar University Professor Madabushi Sridhar, Telangana non-gazetted officers association (TNGOs) leader Vittal, political analyst V Prakash, eminent singer Rasamai Balakishan and several IT experts have supported the formation of TITA.

Addressing its first conference here on Sunday, TRS leader and Sircilla MLA K T Rama Rao said they would transform Hyderabad into the IT capital.

Rao said several cities, including Hyderabad, were developed as IT hubs in the country.
 He said after formation of Telangana, Hyderabad will be developed into the IT capital of the country.

Dismissing Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s claims that he had developed Hyderabad from an ordinary city to a metropolis on par with international standards, Rao alleged that Naidu, who was the owner of a two-acre plot has now become owner of a 15-acre farm house opposite the Hi-tech city in Madhapur.  That was his greatest achievement during his nine-year rule, he ridiculed.

He also alleged that the Seemandhra ministers and MPs were not genuine advocates of united Andhra Pradesh, but rank opportunists.

He said the people of Telangana would not believe the ruling Congress till it tabled a bill in Parliament.  He also made it clear that the TRS leadership was ready to hold talks with the Seemandhra people if the latter agreed for division of the state.

Ramaiah exhorted the Telangana IT employees to support people from the backward communities and the poor who are living in the region.

He lamented that the region remained backward in all sectors due to the step-motherly treatment of the Seemandhra rulers.

He also chided the Seemandhra people, who set up industries in and around Hyderabad, to claim that the city belongs to them.

Vittal said the IT sector would have a bright future in Telangana.

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