Time for Seema-Andhra workers to leave Telangana: KCR

  • HT correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
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  • Updated: Aug 04, 2013 21:39 IST
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In a statement that could have violent repercussions, Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader K Chandrasekhara Rao said state government employees from Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra who are working in Telangana should go back to their respective regions.

He said this to a delegation of Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers Association here while the other two regions, known as Seema-Andhra, witnessed violent protests against the division of Andhra Pradesh for the third consecutive day on Friday.

“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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