Yesterday Central government has sent a letter, as per the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Bifurcation Act 2014, to Telangana state government stating that the state governor will have powers to review law and order situation in Hyderabad, the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The governor will also have powers to transfer top police officials. There will be special cell to protect people of Andhra Pradesh living in Hyderabad, to deal with hate crimes and extortions and for security of vital installations.
Telangana government opposed the Center’s decision to handover law and order to governor stating that this matter is state government subject. Telangana Chief Minister Chandrasekhara Rao has directed Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma to send a letter to New Delhi rejecting its direction. KCR is also planning for a meeting chief ministers of states ruled by non-NDA parties in this regard and to gain support. KCR made it clear that his government won’t implement the Central’s decision and termed it as a blatant interference in the state’s affairs. TRS chief has asked his party MPs to raise the issue in parliament Monday.