AP Assembly should pass resolution amending Constitution: TRS

Hyderabad: TRS on Wednesday demanded the Andhra Pradesh Assembly pass a resolution requesting the Centre to amend the Constitution to make Hyderabad part of the "sixth zone" and not a "free zone" for recruitment in government jobs.

"State Government should take the lead for passing a resolution in the assembly. It should be followed up by taking an all-party delegation to Delhi for getting the Constitution amended," TRS leader and former MLA T Harish Rao told reporters.

TRS, TDP and other parties contend that local Telangana people would be at a disadvantage if Hyderabad is declared a free zone for the purpose of police recruitment.

The state government had been treating Hyderabad as part of 'zone six' along with few other Telangana districts. This was, however, challenged in State Administrative Tribunal and High Court which ruled that Hyderabad was indeed part of 'zone six'.

The Supreme Court, however, set aside the High Court judgement and declared that Hyderabad is a free zone.