DIPLO­MATIC PUSH

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

With nearly 0.3 mil­lion Te­lan­gana-ites, mostly from Hyderabad, form­ing Saudi Ara­bia’s sec­ond-largest In­dian ex­pat com­mu­nity, chief min­is­ter K. Chan­drasekhara Rao is urg­ing the desert king­dom to set up a con­sular of­fice in Hyderabad. The MEA has al­ready agreed to the pro­posal; and the ball is now in the Saudi court. KCR is pitch­ing for more coun­tries to open up con­sulates in Hyderabad, which cur­rently has five.

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