Debate : Point & Counterpoint
The announcement of Hyderabad as a joint capital for Telangana and Seemandhra for ten years has caused some rethinking on whether this is a good idea. It is not. Especially for Seemandhra politicians First, once the political and administrative capital is more than 100 miles from the farthest corner of the state, trouble begins. Ministers and administrators don't travel further than a day trip and return to the comforts of the capital by evening.
With Seemandhra people up in arms against the Congress decision to bifurcate the State, various issues that have never been discussed openly are coming into sharp focus from the three regions. We have run a five-part series highlighting the Srikrishna Committee Report’s observations on key issues and asked our readers to respond. The views and counterviews will be published in these columns. They can be either directly related to the subjects mentioned in the Report or on carving out a separate state. They articles should be written in English, not exceeding 800 words, and to the point. Please mention the complete address with phone number. Also attach a passport size photograph and mail to [email protected]
Capital politics: Recipe for disaster
Hyderabad is poison for Seemandhra politicians. It is as if a Telangana government were located at Mumbai. For Seemandhra politicians, Hyderabad as capital for even ten years is slow poison, permanent joint capital is cyanide, UT is a fool's paradise