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Lagadapati for Hyderabad as separate entity

Vijaywada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal on Friday submitted yet another document to Justice Srikrishna Committee, explaining why Telangana should not be granted.

However, in his latest report, Lagadapati came out with a strange suggestion that in the event of Telangana separation, Hyderabad and Secunderabad should be carved out as an independent entity like a union territory, as suggested by Dr B R Ambedkar, architect of Indian Constitution who advocated that Hyderabad should be made second capital of India.

Lagadapati recalled that Ambedkar, in his presentation Thought on Linguistic States made in Parliament way back in 1955, Hyderabad has all the amenities which Delhi has and it is a far better city than Delhi. It has all the grandeur which Delhi has. Buildings are going cheap and they are really beautiful buildings, far superior to those in Delhi. They are all on sale. The only thing that is wanting is a Parliament House which the Government of India can easily build. It is a place in which Parliament can sit all the year round and work, which it cannot do in Delhi. I do not see what objection there can be in making Hyderabad a second capital of India, he said.

There is already a Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bolarum in Secunderabad, which is regularly used by the President of India during his or her southern sojourn. Apart from Parliament for its winter sessions, Supreme Court could have a bench in Hyderabad; and that would suffice all the needs of a national capital, Lagadapati argued.

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