Mumbai: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Sunday refuted AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi’s allegation that said Centre would convert Hyderabad into a Union Territory.
Talking to reporters, he condemned the statement made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi that the central government could turn Hyderabad into a union territory.
Member of Parliament from Hyderabad, Owaisi said during the Lok Sabha on Saturday that “this is only the beginning in the future, the government may convert other cities such as Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and so on into a union territory.”
Kishan Reddy called Owaisi’s statement fiction and false propaganda. He also said that TRS and MIM made false allegations against the central government to divert the attention of the people of Hyderabad and the state.
“There is no truth in this. The central government is working for the development of all cities including Hyderabad and there are no plans to convert it into a union territory,” he said, adding Owaisi walked off the House even before the government could make its stand clear.
Kishan Reddy alleged that spreading lies has become a habit of AIMIM and Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS). He also said that people have no reason to worry as the central government is committed to the development of Hyderabad and Telangana.
Claiming that the two parties formed an unholy alliance to elect the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, they expressed confidence that the BJP won both the Telangana Legislative Council seats in the elections to be held next month.
(With PTI Inputs)