“Andhra employees working here should move back to their respective places. Telangana people would work in our government. Andhra people can work for the government there,” Rao said.
KCR said people from the other regions had deprived the locals by usurping jobs and promotions in Telangana.
KCR’s remarks came even as the Seema-Andhra employees in the state secretariat were holding rallies against separate statehood for Telangana, expressing concern over their safety and future.
The Andhra Pradesh Non-Gazetted Officers Association has called for a strike on Saturday to protest against KCR’s remarks. There are more than 25,000 Seema-Andhra employees in Hyderabad itself.
Telangana politicians also attacked KCR. “Telangana is not KCR’s fiefdom to pass such diktats,” said TDP MP Nama Nageshwara Rao.
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