Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will be discussing the issue of creation of new districts, revenue divisions and mandals on Monday during a meeting with collectors and joint collectors.
According to informed sources, the Chief Minister has completed the exercise of creating 14 more districts, in addition to the existing 10 in the state.
Given the opposition from political parties over carving out the new districts from Karimnagar, Warangal, Nalgonda, Ranga Reddy and Mahbubnagar, Mr Rao may ask collectors to either go by the proposals already sent to the government or suggest alternatives, the sources said.
Leader of the Opposition K. Jana Reddy suggested that Mr Rao discuss the issue with leaders of all parties and proceed. There could be unrest among people in several districts especially Nalgonda district, Mr Jana Reddy had cautioned.
Responding to this, a senior official said that when 330 taluks were abolished in united AP and 1,100 mandals created in 1987 by the N.T. Rama Rao government, there was no discussion or debate. The Cabinet took the decision all of a sudden, he pointed out.
The official pointed out that even after the government announces the new districts, revenue divisions and mandals, it will be thrown for public opinion and time will be alloted to gather objections.
Asked about the threat of the Congress that it would move courts against the new districts, the official said the government was following due procedure and rules including inviting objections. The courts may not intervene till the process is completed, he said....