The three parties on Tuesday conveyed this here to the Group of Ministers looking into the process of bifurcation of the state.
    
"We do not believe in joint and common capital. Hyderabad Mandal comprising of assembly and secretariat should be made the interim working capital for a reasonable time," AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, who is MP from Hyderabad, said.
    
He stressed that nowhere in the world there is a capital for one country in another. "How can you have a capital of a state, which is 180 kilometers away in another state? This is not possible," he told reporters.
    
Owaisi also decried claims of a section of Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh that there were threats to Seemandhra people.
    
The AIMIM leader sought law and order not be brought under the control of the Centre, after the creation of the new state.
    
Apparently, the BJP said that the party has agreed to Hyderabad being the temporary capital. BJP president G Kishan Reddy said that his party was committed to creation of Telangana and demanded that the Telangana bill be introduced during the upcoming winter session of Parliament.
    
Echoing similar views, Andhra Pradesh CPI secretary Narayana said separate capital must be created for Seemandhra within 10 years.
    
"They can choose between Vijayawada and Ongole for developing as capital cities," he suggested.
    
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony and Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh, who are part of the GoM, were present in the meeting.

The Group of Ministers -- comprising Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, among others -- invited eight political parties from Andhra Pradesh for individual meetings on Tuesday and on Wednesday to present their views on the bifurcation issue.

TDP to boycott meet with GoM in Delhi

The Telugu Desam Party has decided to boycott the meeting called by the Union Group of Ministers in New Delhi on Wednesday to discuss Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation issue.

"Our party has decided not to attend the meeting with the GoM. Our main demand is that the GoM engage all stakeholders, including the Joint Action Committees, from different regions of the state in talks on the issue and address all concerns," TDP senior leader Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu said here.
    
The Union Cabinet had earlier approved creation of a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Desam president N Chandrababu Naidu held a meeting with party leaders from Seemaandhra and Telangana regions at his residence this morning to take a final decision on whether or not to respond to the GoM's invitation and attend the meeting slated for on Wednesday.
    
The majority view that emerged at the meeting was to boycott the meeting with the GoM and instead write another letter on the party's stand, sources said. For the record, Muddukrishnama said they would not attend the meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.
    
"We will sit again in the evening and decide on the letter and to whom it should be addressed," he said.
    
"We have already written a letter to the Prime Minister clarifying our party's stand on the bifurcation issue. We also want the Centre to address concerns of the people and ensure equal justice in the event of the division. But, there has been no response to our letter," the TDP deputy leader pointed out.
    
Muddukrishnama demanded that the GoM visit Andhra Pradesh and tour the different regions to know the people's views on the bifurcation issue.

JPN/Agencies

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