Section 8 or union territory: Gali
HYDERABAD: The controversy of invoking Section 8 of AP Re-Organization Act in Hyderabad was getting murkier day by day with the demands of its implementation and opposition.
While the Telangana Government is vehemently opposing its implementation in Hyderabad, the TDP was demanding its implementation without further delay. Today, the TDP leaders Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu and Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy demanded either immediate implementation of Section-8 or making Hyderabad a union territory. They said Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has been demanding implementation of Section-8 for the last one year.
Gali alleged that Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao was blackmailing the governor on the issue and provoking the government employees. There was an understanding and accepted 35 sections in the act. Why they did not oppose Section 8 at that time, he asked.
He also stated that the section would be in force for ten years. If they did not agree for the section, then, let the Hyderabad city be a union territory, he said. The Andhra people have same rights on the city because they are paying about 7,000 to 8,000 rupees on taxes, he contended.
All the government buildings were built during united Andhra Pradesh period, and there should be a valuation of these buildings and they should be distributed under 58:42 ratio, he said. On the comment of Chandrasekhar Rao that he would go on hunger strike against implementation of Section 8, Gali said, “people knew about his fake hunger strike.”
Another TDP leader Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy said the section was incorporated in the APRA to infuse confidence among the people of Andhra. Opposing implementation of the section means ignoring the security of the people of Andhra Pradesh, Reddy said.
Bojjala further said that Section-8 and ACB case are both different issues. The governor should immediately take an initiative to implement it, he demanded. (NSS)