Hyderabad: Telangana state Chief MInister K Chandra Sekhar Rao, made it clear that the government would take over the surplus lands of the Osmania University at any costs., inspite of opposition from the student unions and political parties.
In a bid to take forward the scheme launched by the Telangana government, which provides land for the poor the government has decided to take over the Osmania surplus lands in order to fecilitate the poor people in Hyderabad with lands and homes. In addition KCR said that the present days are not of Monarchical rule to have thousands of acres for a university.
“This is not the era of Maharajas (to give away vast tracts of land). Every inch in urban areas has to be utilised properly,’’ he observed and alleged that previous governments had given away hundreds of acres to race courses, golf clubs and others but not the poor. KCR, who visited Boudha Nagar and parts of Secunderabad on Tuesday, the fourth day of the ongoing Swachh Hyderabad campaign, sought to turn the tables on the opposition, claiming that “they do not want the poor to prosper.
Mr Rao added that he knew well of the circumstances ongoing. He said that the students are compiled to protest by the Poiitical parties who are behind them. He went on to say that, even PM Narendra Modi had agreed with his opinion when he said 50 Acres are enough for an Agricultural University, inspite of 500 acres, the New Indian Express reports.
KCR’s firm stance prompted students to take out a rally at the OU campus. Claiming that the government decision ‘disturbs’ the peaceful environs of the university, they vowed to intensify their stir if KCR goes ahead with his plans. It is an attempt to garner votes in GHMC elections, they alleged and called for a bandh Wednesday, raising a question mark over the ongoing PG exams.