Hyderabad: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao Friday said government employees from Rayalaseema and Andhra posted in Telangana would have to go back to their respective regions after the formation of Telangana state.
"They will have to go. There is no other option. They also have to run their government," he said while alleging that their postings in Telangana over last several years caused grave injustice to local employees.
His comments come even as protests were continuing in the two regions against the central government's decision to carve out Telangana state. Seemandhra, as the two regions are referred to, is not ready to give up Hyderabad as a large number of migrants are settled here.
For the second consecutive day, Seemandhra employees at state secretariat here staged protest against the division.
Addressing a meeting of Telangana employees, KCR, as Rao is popularly known, said only government employees hailing from Telangana would work for the government of Telangana.
He assured that the government employees in the separate state would get salaries at par with their counterparts in the central government.
The TRS chief said efforts would be made for regularizing contract employees. He assured that the Telangana government would be employee friendly.
KCR denied giving slogan of "Telangana wale jago, Andhra wale bhago". He said he only wanted those who have grabbed government jobs to leave.
The MP said people of Telangana should be cautious till parliament passes a bill for formation of Telangana state.
Congress Working Committee (CWC) Tuesday asked the central government to take steps for formation of Telangana state. Hyderabad will be the joint capital of the two states for 10 years.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said the process of formation of Telangana state would take four to five months.