Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday decided against considering Gadwal, from where Congress legislator D.K. Aruna has submitted her resignation, as a new district headquarters and said it should be located in the proposed Wanaparthy district.
Besides, Mr Rao decided to continue with the name of Ranga Reddy district, named after freedom fighter and Telangana movement stalwart Konda Venkata Ranga Reddy. His native village of Pedda Mangalaram and the Moinabad revenue mandal are to be tagged to the proposed Shamshabad district.
The proposed new district at Vikarabad will be named as Ananthagiri, where the famous shrine of Anantha Padmanabhaswamy is located. Ananthagiri Hills is the birthplace of Musi river, which flows through Hyderabad.
These decisions were taken after separate consultations on the reorganisation of districts from Vijayadasami with ruling party public representatives from Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak and Nizamabad districts. Mr Rao finally decided to go ahead with the same proposals with minor changes in inclusion of villages in proposed revenue mandals and divisions.
The Chief Minister told party leaders to take the exercise in all earnestness, and that any change should be done with the consent of local people.
He told them that wherever disputes regarding inclusion of a particular mandal or division cropped up, he had instructed the intelligence wing to give him inputs and based on which the government would take a decision, Mr Rao will meet representantives from Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam districts....