Hyderabad: As per the letter to the state government, the Governor shall have power to call for any record or information or decision of the Council of Ministers or any authority relating to the responsibilities envisaged under Section 8 of the AP Reorganisation Act.
The Commissioners of police of Hyderabad and Cyberabad, as well as the SP of Ranga Reddy district, shall furnish periodical reports of law and order to the Governor in addition to special reports on all grave and especially grave crimes in the common capital area.
There have been concerted attempts by Seemandhra leaders to ensure that law and order in Hyderabad is kept under the control of the governor as per the provisions in the AP Reorganisation Act.
However, Mr Rao had stoutly opposed the same after the Bill was passed in Parliament.
Though there had been rumours that the powers would be vested with the Governor a month back, it had been kept on hold.
However, the Centre decided to go ahead due to a series of actions of the Telangana government, including the proposed intensive household survey, the decision not to reimburse fees to students from Seemandhra, taking over of the agricultural university and a spate of demolitions in Ayyappa Society Madhapur, LB Nagar and other areas, which was opposed by Seemandhra leaders. The nativity issue with the 1956 cut-off date for fee reimbursement too kicked up a furore.