Hyderabad should be 2nd capital of India: Prakash Ambedkar
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, suggested that Hyderabad be made the second capital of India as proposed by Dr B.R. Ambedkar while urging the BRS government to pursue this issue with the Centre.
Addressing a public meeting after the unveiling of Dr Ambedkar’s statue, Prakash Ambedkar said, "I was reading the debates of the Constituent Assembly and I saw that B.R. Ambedkar called for the establishment of a second capital city for the country. Ambekdar said that our national capital Delhi is at a distance of 300-km from Pakistan’s border and at a distance of 500-km from China border."
Prakash Ambedkar, chief guest at the statue unveiling ceremony, said that the country cannot become secure until there is a second capital city and he proposed Hyderabad which is centrally located for this. However, his proposal could not be carried forward. But, the situation in the country is currently favourable to make this possible."
He stated that there were no national leaders in the country after Atal Behari Vajpayee and urged everyone to support Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao's development model and empowerment of Dalits. "After politics based on caste and religion started, there were no national leaders. Telangana CM has come with a development and welfare model in politics. I urge all to support him. Telangana CM's Dalit Bandhu scheme is helping a lot for the empowerment of Dalits and for poverty alleviation among Dalits. It is a well-conceived scheme to promote socio-economic development of Dalits," he said.