No plan to make Hyderabad second capital: Minister

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said there is no proposal by the Centre to make Hyderabad the second capital of the country.

He dismissed the reports in a section of media, saying the Centre mooted no such proposal. "Neither was any proposal made nor was the issue discussed," he told reporters here.

The minister found fault with some television channels conducting debates on the issue. He remarked that the government does not take decisions on social media.

When asked about the reported move to shift Andhra Pradesh capital from Amaravati to some other place, Kishan Reddy said the Centre had nothing to do with the issue. "The issue comes under the purview of the state government," he said.

On Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader K.T. Rama Rao's comment that BJP has no presence in Telangana, Kishan Reddy wondered how K. Kavitha lost the elections in Nizamabad.

Rama Rao's sister Kavitha suffered poll defeat in Nizamabad Lok Sabha constituency to the BJP.

The BJP leader also took exception to Rama Rao's comment about BJP working president J.P. Nadda. "He is saying he doesn't know who Nadda is, then why did he meet him several times in Delhi?" the minister asked.

Kishan Reddy said instead of making such comment, Rama Rao should respond to the issues raised by Nadda like family rule in Telangana, lack of jobs and the promise to make Dalit a chief minister.

Rama Rao had made the remark while reacting to the allegations made by Nadda against TRS government at a public meeting in Hyderabad on Sunday.

--IANS

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