Hyderabad: A day after the Union Cabinet approved the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh to pave way for creation of Telangana state, TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao made it clear to his party as well as TJAC leaders that TRS will not take any hasty decision of merging with the Congress as of now.
Rao, who was at his farm house in Medak district, on Friday held a ‘review’ meeting with leaders over the decision of Union Cabinet and its implications. He told them clearly that TRS will only ‘consider positively’ on the merger or alliance if and only if Telangana Bill is passed in both the houses of Parliament.
“There is no need for us to rush with merger or alliance, we should watch all the political and legal developments that follow the decision of bifurcation, we need to counter the moves by others who ever try to stall the bifurcation process, we should be vigilant as of now and let us not talk about merger,” KCR told them.
He also advised them to be cautious about the status of Hyderabad city under the joint capital arrangement for two states. “Let us not compromise on the Hyderabad city status, it should remain with Telangana and all powers should be vested with Telangana government,” KCR said.