Mr Rao said “Remove from your minds that you are settlers. You are not. Your forefathers have come here and settled. You are Hyderabadis. I hail from Siddipet in Medak district, but my grandson says he is from Hyderabad. I also say I am from Hyderabad.” He feels part of the city despite hailing from another district said Rao.
He added “There could be doubts in the minds of some people. I want to clear them. Wherever you live you have to live with confidence. I request my brothers and sisters not to keep anything in mind. Even if an ant bites you, I shall stand by you. If a thorn pricks you, I will remove it with my teeth. It is my responsibility as Chief Minister to ensure peace and security to all those living here.”
Mr Rao went on, “The Telangana government has no regional difference. Since we do not discriminate against people based on region, we have provided a state funeral to film producer D. Ramanaidu.”
Seeking cooperation of Seemandhra people in the all round development of Hyderabad and Telangana, he said in the past, movement he had to take a stance for certain reasons. Telangana has been achieved and it is needless to think about the past.
He added “We go to Singapore and all over the world and seek investments in Telangana. We will certainly welcome investments from AP too. Why not? You don’t have to worry about anything in this state. We will stand by you.”
One of the KCR’s friends Subba Rao said whenever his children go to his native place for Sankranti festival they tell villagers that their hometown is Hyderabad. KCR promised a meeting to discuss problems of people in Hyderabad.