Chidambaram comment on free zone is senseless!

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s comments seeking the Andhra Pradesh Assembly to reiterate its previous resolution on Hyderabad free zone issue is "senseless", the TRS alleged here today.

"Chidambaram should stop making such senseless statements. The state assembly has already passed a resolution seeking deletion of Clause 14 (F) of the Presidential Order of 1975.

The 14 (F) makes Hyderabad a free zone for employment.

All Telangana people want it to be deleted as it is against the interests of the region. Even the assembly has also passed a resolution. Why reiteration again?," Telangana Rashtra Samithi floor leader in the assembly E Rajender told reporters.

"The CCPA has taken a decision and it was communicated to the Government of Andhra Pradesh that we will recommend to the President to delete clause (f) of Para-14 once we received a resolution from the Andhra Pradesh Assembly reiterating the resolution passed in January 2010," Home Minister P Chidambaram had said in Delhi yesterday.

He also said the resolution in the Andhra Pradesh assembly was passed in January 2010 and therefore the Central government wanted to be absolutely sure that there is a consensus on the demand that the clause F of paragraph 14 should be deleted.

Meanwhile, Rajender appealed the Congress MPs, MLAs and ministers from Telangana "to not abide by the orders of the party high command when the Central leadership discriminated against the region, without respecting the sentiments and aspirations of the Telangana people and leaders".(PTI)

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