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Telangana: Battle begins for district headquarters tag

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 17, 2016, 1:53 am IST
Updated May 17, 2016, 1:53 am IST
People from Ibrahimpatnam have started a mass movement demanding their locality be made the headquarters.
Leaders from other parts of RR district are demanding that the  government announce Vikarabad as district headquarters (Representational Image)
 Leaders from other parts of RR district are demanding that the government announce Vikarabad as district headquarters (Representational Image)

Hyderabad: Amid speculation over new districts, people from several parts of the state are holding demonstrations demanding that their localities be made the  headquarters of the new district.

People from Ibrahimpatnam have started a mass movement demanding their locality be made the headquarters for the proposed Hyderabad East district. The government, it is said, would announce Bhuvanagiri as the headquarters for a proposed district, but, the locals of Bhuvanagiri are opposing the inclusion of their locality in Hyderabad and is demanding a Yadadri district.

 

Leaders from other parts of RR district are demanding that the  government announce Vikarabad as district headquarters while there is another demand from the same district for making Rajendranagar as headquarters.  Leaders from Kamareddy are demanding district headquarters status for the proposed Medak district.

Meanwhile, people from Jukkal and Bhansuwada do not want to join Medak district. Former minister DK Aruna has called on CCLA Raymond Peter and requested him to announce Gadwal as a district against the government’s proposal for Vanaparthi. People from Kodangal are opposing the move of the government to include their locality in Vanaparthi district.

They said that the distance between Kodangal and Vanaparthi is 120 km and they need to cross two districts to reach it. They are demanding merger with RR district. An online movement is active in Bhadrachalam demanding a district and headquarters.

Discussions and speculations are continuing in a Whatsapp group "Save Bhadradri". However, the government is responding positively to the demand for a  Bhadradri district and it is focusing on Kothagudem as its headquarters. 

Similarly, there is demand for headquarters status for Mancherial and Kagaznagar for the proposed Mancherial district. People from Warangal district are demanding Manukota and Mahabubabad districts.

Protest programmes are being held by locals in Siricilla and Jagitial demanding new districts as also headquarter status. People from Siricilla are opposing the governments proposal to include them in the proposed Siddipet district.a

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Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad




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