MIM against 'proposed' Rayala Telangana

MIM against

Leaders meet Deputy CM to convey their stand on bifurcation Say no point in dividing Seema into two halves V Ramu Sarma Hyderabad: The All...

  • Leaders meet Deputy CM to convey their stand on bifurcation
  • Say no point in dividing Seema into two halves

V Ramu Sarma

akabarudiinHyderabad: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen is opposed to the proposal of Rayala Telangana in its present form. The party says that it had told the Srikrishna Committee in very clear terms that it was in favour of keeping the State united and in case bifurcation becomes inevitable then Rayalaseema region consisting of all the four districts should be merged with Telangana and a Greater Telangana or Rayala Telangana should be carved and Hyderabad should be the capital of the new state. There is no point in dividing Rayalaseema into two halves, the party leaders told The Hans India.

On Tuesday, MIM leaders led by its floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi met Deputy Chief Minister C Damodara Rajanarasimha reportedly to convey their stand on division of the State. The speculation that Hyderabad might be made a Union Territory was another reason for Akbaruddin to meet the Deputy Chief Minister. During the meeting he also tried to find out what transpired at the Core Group meeting. MIM is opposed to the proposal of making Hyderabad as Union Territory.

The MIM is miffed that the Congress party had not taken the party into confidence. The last time when Congress had sought MIM views was on December 28, 2012 at the all party meeting convened by the Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi. The party had reiterated its stand on Telangana at that meeting.

MIM's concept of greater Telangana or a Rayala Telangana state is different from the stand taken by all the other major parties. Both Telangana and Rayalseema regions have significant concentration of Muslim population. While Telangana has about 14% Muslim population, Rayalaseema nearly 18%. There are four Assembly constituencies in Rayalaseema where Muslim vote is a decisive factor. Akbaruddin is also said to have called on Minister for Health Kondru Murali and the deliberations centred round Delhi developments.

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