The Communist Party of India has termed the TRS government’s move to substantially increase the number of districts in Telangana as “unscientific and wasteful expenditure”. CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy was quoted as saying, “We actually wanted some new districts to be formed. There could have been one district for each Parliamentary constituency (total 17) or a maximum of 20. But 31 (proposed) is too many.”
Telangana at present has 10 districts and the government initially proposed to add 17 more and subsequently weighed the option of another four (Gadwal, Asifabad, Jangaon and Sircilla).
“I think its done unscientifically. Some (new districts) are justified, some to satisfy TRS leadership,” Reddy said. “Administratively, more wasteful expenditure”, he said, adding, the Government should have a struck a “balance” (on district reorganisation exercise).
The new districts are proposed to come into existence from Dussehra on October 11.
The government is slated to discuss the final shape of the new districts at Friday’s cabinet meeting.