Updated: Wed, 31 Jul 2013 07:45:00 GMT | By IANS

TRS to consider merger with Congress after Telangana bill passed

Welcoming the Congress' decision to carve out Telangana state, he said he would not celebrate till the bill is passed


TRS to consider merger with Congress after Telangana bill passed (© Reuters)

Telangana supporters cheer as they celebrate after the announcement of the separate state of Telangana at their party headquarters in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao said the party would take a decision on a merger with Congress after a bill was passed in parliament for formation of Telangana state.

Welcoming the Congress' decision to carve out Telangana state, he said he would not celebrate till the bill is passed. Addressing a news conference Tuesday night, he demanded the Congress clarify on what it means by a common capital. "There is a need for clarification as to what this arrangement will be," he said on Congress' decision to make Hyderabad a common capital for 10 years.

KCR, as Rao is popularly known, said he had no objection if Andhra Pradesh government is allowed to function from Hyderabad till it develops its own capital. The TRS chief also assured people of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and Andhra regions) living in Hyderabad that they need not have any apprehensions.

He said Telangana government would be busy in improving the brand image of Hyderabad, attracting investment and fulfilling the aspirations of people rather than indulging in petty things.

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