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TRS chief writes to Prime Minister seeking amendments in the Bill

December 10, 2013
Hyderabad

The TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao on Tuesday wrote a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking some amendments in the Telangana Bill demanding that 'Telangana state be treated on a par with other 28 States of the Union.

In his 14 page letter, Chandrasekhara Rao sought amendments of clauses relating to sharing of waters, allocation of government employees, distribution of electricity and setting of a High Court among others.

On the proposal for a common High Court 'that a common High Court for the divided states is denial of its own exclusive one has disappointed Telangana people, while article 214 necessitates a separate High Court, he said.

On the control over Law Order machinery, he said that in its capital area will lose respect in the eyes of public. Primary duty of any government would over, to maintain internal law and order. Divesting Telangana of such a responsibility and power, smacks of distract in its democratically elected government and added that insulted, he said.

On the proposal to set up a Board for Godavari river management is among other demands made in the letter. He urged the Centre to set up the board for Krishna river management in Hyderabad and accord national project status to Pranahita-Chevella lift irrigation project akin to Polavaram project.

On distribution of inabilities, he wanted that division of pensioners based on their nativity, discontinuation of existing admission quota in the government institution of higher and technical education are among those amendments, he stated.

Speaking to media, he said that the letter suggested amendments after consultation with legal experts and IAS officers. He wanted the employees of Seemandhra to be repatriated to their respective regions and made it clear that Telangana government should not be made to pay pension to pensioners from other regions.

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