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Digvijaya justifies Hyderabad as joint capital

IANS  New Delhi, July 31, 2013
First Published: 15:55 IST(31/7/2013) | Last Updated: 19:33 IST(1/8/2013)

Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Digvijaya Singh said on Wednesday that there was nothing wrong in having Hyderabad as joint capital for the two states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

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The justification came a day after the United Progressive Alliance Coordination Committee recommended that the government form a separate Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.

"There is nothing wrong in making Hyderabad the joint capital of the two states," Singh said, adding, "People need to understand that unless a new capital is formed, Hyderabad will be the joint capital. Ultimately, it will be in Telangana."

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the party that has spearheaded the movement for a separate Telanagana state, however, has opposed the idea of Hyderabad as a joint capital.

According to the resolution the Congress working committee adopted on Tuesday, Hyderabad would serve as the joint capital for the two states for 10 years, in which time a new capital would be created for Andhra Pradesh with central assistance.

The new Telangana state will have 10 districts.


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