Hyderabad: Leader of Opposition in the Council Mohammed Ali Shabbir has accused the TRS government of acting like “Taliban of Telangana” in pursuing the agenda of erasing memories of previous regimes.
In a statement here, Shabbir Ali has condemned the recent remarks of Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, who advocated demolition of historic Charminar. “Even Mughal emperor Aurangzeb had spared Charminar when he conquered Golconda kingdom. While he demolished all beautiful palaces built by Qutb Shahi kings, he did not touch Charminar as it houses a mosque on the second floor. However, the Deputy CM seems to be ignorant of this fact and wants the historic monument to be razed to ground to please his boss Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao,” he said.
“Even Taliban and ISIS militants demolished old buildings in their countries just to register their supremacy. Similarly, KCR expressed desire to demolish Secretariat, Chest Hospital and now Osmania General Hospital, built by Nizam of Hyderabad, to go into the history as the man, who erased memorabilia of Asaf Jahi dynasty. He said KCR must realise that he is not a monarch, but only a Chief Minister. The State government should constitute an expert committee to study the condition of OGH building and suggest measures for its preservation. The State government can construct a new hospital building in vast open space available on the OGH premises itself,” he said. (NSS)