Confrontation between Telangana and Central government looks imminent. Central government’s move to extend powers to the governor regarding Hyderabad’s law and order is being strongly opposed by Telangna Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao. CM reacted soon after the State C.S received letter from the union home ministry asking the state government to hand over law and order to the governor. He directed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to immediately send a strong reply to New Delhi.
KCR expressed determination to convene a meeting with chief ministers of states ruled by non-NDA parties to protest Center’s letter. CM mentioned that the central government’s attitude is ‘fascist’ and infringes upon the constitutional rights of the state. TRS chief asked his party MPs to raise the issue in parliament Monday.
“The state can’t implement the central government’s decision. It is a blatant interference in the state’s affairs. The Centre is trying to usurp powers of democratically elected government. We won’t take centre letter into consideration as this move is unconstitutional and against the federal spirit” KCR made it clear.
According to the central government, powers of the governor will be extended to transfer top police officials. Special cell will be allotted to protect the people of Andhra Pradesh living in Hyderabad. It is meant to deal with hate crimes. extortions and security of vital installations.