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No Seemandhra workers in Telangana office: KCR

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Hyderabad, May 23, 2014
First Published: 00:28 IST(23/5/2014) | Last Updated: 15:48 IST(1/6/2014)

Set to be sworn in as the first chief minister of Telangana in a few days, TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday said that he would not allow a single Seemandhra employee to enter the Telangana secretariat.

“Would not let the Seemandhra employees (if conferred Telangana cadre) to even touch the Telangana Secretariat gate,” said the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief while addressing a meet of the Telangana employees here.

“Telangana employees should work in the Telangana secretariat and Andhra employees in Andhra. There should not be any adulteration here,” he added.

An issue is raging in Hyderabad over the distribution of employees working in the united State’s secretariat and where they should be placed after the bifurcation on June 2.

1865 secretariat employees were distributed between Seemandhra and Telangana in 52:48 ratios. But Telangana unions are objecting to the 193 employees, which they say are Seemandhraites, given the Telangana cadre. 

Though the Seemandhra employees have largely come to terms with a shift, a few of them who are settled in Hyderabad from several decades want to stay back.

“Except these few, no one wants to stay back here taking abuses from the Telangana leaders,” said Murali Krishna of the Secretariat Seemandhra employees association. “Give us options and we all are willing to go to Seemandhra and work under the trees for the growth of our state.”

Despite assurances, the employees are not provided with options, which would have given them an opportunity to choose where they should remain, added Krishna.


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