AP Govt decides to withdraw cases against KCR; TRS rebuffs
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Last Updated: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 22:59
Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh government on Sunday decided to withdraw the cases filed against TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao, who is on a fast-unto-death to press for Telanagana state, in a bid to pacify him but his party rejected the move as a "conspiracy" to drive a wedge between him and his supporters.

"We have decided to withdraw the cases filed against him since he was taken into preventive custody on November 29 as a goodwill gesture. We request him to call off his fast and help restore peace in the state", Chief Minister K Rosaiah told reporters after an "informal" meeting of the state cabinet.

In an effort to assuage the feeling of government employees from Telangana region, the state government would pass a resolution in the state assembly reaffirming that Hyderabad is not a "free zone" for police recruitment, he said.

The government employees from Telangana and TRS activists were agitated over a Supreme Court judgement that declared Hyderabad as a free zone for police recruitment.

The state government has already filed a review petition in the apex court against the judgement.

Though the resolution is not required as the matter is pending before the Supreme Court, the decision to pass the resolution is aimed at addressing the sentiments of government employees and people in Telangana at large who felt "hurt" by the judgement, Rosaiah said.

TRS, however, alleged the decisions of the state government "are a conspiracy to drive a wedge between the party and its supporters."

"The first conspiracy is that they will withdraw cases against Chandrasekhar Rao but not against the supporters. The second conspiracy is that they will pass a resolution to pacify the government employees. This is aimed at separating the employees and Telangana movement," TRS legislator and Rao’s nephew T Harish Rao claimed.


First Published: Sunday, December 06, 2009, 22:59

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