All-party meet on new districts soon: Srihari

Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari today stated exercise for formation of new districts is on in scientific manner. The state government is getting suggestions and inputs from leaders and stakeholders from 10 districts in this regard.

At a Cabinet Sub-Committee review meeting on creation of new districts on the last day at MCR HRD here, Srihari stated that they have obtained suggestions from Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Warangal districts, who demanded that Narayanpet, Janagam, Mulugu be made districts. On the occasion, former minister DK Aruna sought Jogulamba district be made with Gadwal as headquarter for having abundant resources. Also Mahbubnagar MP Jithender Reddy, the Congress leaders Sampath Kumar and ZP Chairman Bhaskar favoured Gadwal as district.

MLA Rajender Reddy and MLC Ramchandra Rao demanded that Narayanapet be made a district; MLA Vamshichand Reddy wanted Kalwakurthy be made a district, former Minister G Chinna Reddy asked to continue the proposal to make Wanaparthy a district and Revanth Reddy vouched for Shadnagar district. The Opposition MLAs opposed the government on its plan of carving out new districts. TRS legislator Srinivas Goud objected to the new districts comprising population disparity.

The Cabinet sub-committee will take Collectors opinions before it submits a report to the government, Srihari said, adding that an all-party meeting will be held to elicit opinion of all political parties. The government was adopting a perfect plan to form the new districts, he maintained and garner support from the people.  The new districts are being formed for administration ease and speedy governance, the Deputy Chief Minister remarked. The proposals and suggestions made by the leaders will be summed up and will be brought to the notice of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to take a final call, he stated. Some leaders wanted in writing the formation of the new districts which will sure cater to the needs of the people. (NSS)