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Owaisi to challenge Hyderabad law and order powers to governor
Tuesday February 18, 2014 7:33 PM, IANS

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Tuesday said it would challenge in Supreme Court the proposed powers for common governor of Telangana and residuary state of Andhra Pradesh for maintaining law and order in Hyderabad.

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi told reporters in the national capital that this clause of Telangana bill is unconstitutional as law and order is a state subject.

The MP from Hyderabad was talking to media persons after Lok Sabha passed the bill for carving out separate Telangana state amid din.

Owaisi said if the bill was carried forward in the same form, 620 square kilometers area of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) would be under the governor, making him a "super government".

"I want to ask Telangana leaders if they were fighting for this kind of Telangana, which will have no control over law and order in Hyderabad," said Owaisi.

The MP said the bill had several weaknesses and there was no clarity on common capital. The MIM had proposed amendments to the bill.

Owaisi said distribution of assets and liabilities should not be on the basis of proportion of population but should be based on the projects accrued in a particular region.

The MP appealed to people of all the regions of the state to maintain peace.

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