Resolve free zone issue and then hold police exam: TRS

TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao spoke to the CM over phone and requested him to conduct the test only after the Hyderabad free zone issue is resolved.

Updated: Nov 17, 2010, 21:48 PM IST

Hyderabad: TRS on Wednesday appealed to Andhra
Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah not to hold the written test
for recruitment of sub-inspectors (SI) of police till the
Hyderabad "free zone" issue is resolved.

Party President K Chandrasekhar Rao spoke to the CM
over phone and requested him to conduct the test only after
the Hyderabad free zone issue is resolved, TRS sources said.

"The state Assembly had passed the resolution on free
zone issue earlier this year. The State Government has not
done anything to get it accepted by the Centre. If they are
sincere, the Chief Minister, or at least Home Minister, should
immediately lead an all-party delegation to Delhi and resolve
the issue quickly," Rao said yesterday.

Telangana leaders from ruling Congress, TDP, TRS and
other parties had been asking the government to resolve the
free zone issue at the earliest.

Free zone tag means that people from all parts of the
AP would have equal rights in jobs in Hyderabad.

In the wake of demands from Telangana leaders, the
State Government has announced that it will not undertake any
recruitment of SIs in Hyderabad. Home Minister P Sabita Reddy
held an all-party meeting over the issue yesterday.

The students in Telangana allege justice will not be
done to them if Hyderabad remains a free zone for recruitment.
Hyderabad should be a part of Zone-6 that comprises other
Telangana districts, they said.

PTI