The Union Government may declare Greater Hyderabad as a Union Territory (UT) in an attempt to mollify protesters from the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions and pave the way for smooth creation of a separate Telangana state
A preliminary exercise to convince the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leadership to relinquish their claim over Hyderabad and allow it a Union Territory status has also begun. But TRS leaders are opposed to it tooth and nail.
According to sources, the proposal has been under consideration of the Union government ever since a section of the Congress and MIM leaders raised the issue. Views of all major political parties would be elicited on special status to Hyderabad, the sources said.
As of now, the TRS and Telangana Congress leaders are vehemently opposing the separation of Hyderabad from Telangana while those from the other regions are in favour of a UT status. Two city ministers, Danam Nagendar and Mukesh Goud, too have been batting for the UT status.