The decision by the Union civil aviation ministry for naming the domestic terminal at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad after the late N T Rama Rao has already triggered a fight in the Telangana assembly on Friday which finally passed a resolution that urged the Centre to maintain status quo.
Some members have reportedly slammed this decision as cultural invasion by the Seemandhra leaders and a resolution was passed since it was done without consulting the Telangana state government. KCR stated Telangana had suffered immensely due to cultural invasion from Seemandhra and added how unfortunately even after the bifurcation, the Centre wants to name the domestic terminal of the airport, ignoring late PM P V Narasimha Rao, Komaram Bheem and others.
However, the TDP’s floor leader E Dayakar Rao said that if NTR is not from Telangana and his name cannot be not given the airport, then the same principle should also apply to Rajiv Gandhi, who is definitely not from Telangana. The leader said that if there should be no name of NTR, then even Rajiv’s name shouldn’t be there!