Hyderabad MP and MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday pitched for making efforts to secure the 'heritage city' tag for Hyderabad, on the lines of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Owaisi raised the issue of making Hyderabad a heritage city during the inauguration of Deccan Park here, in the presence of K T Rama Rao and Dattatreya.
The Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad later tweeted, "@MinIT_Telangana inaugurated Deccan Park at 7 Tombs in presence @Dattatreya requested Hyderabad should get UNESCO Heritage Tag as Ahmedabad."
Owaisi's call received support from the BJP and the ruling TRS in Telangana.
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya of BJP and Telangana Minister for IT, Municipal Administration and Urban Development K T Rama Rao assured to take up the matter with the Central government.
The UNESCO on Saturday declared Ahmedabad as the world heritage city. It is the first city in India to get the tag.
To this, Rama Rao in a tweet said, "Absolutely agree. We shall strive for it."
Earlier addressing a gathering at the inauguration of the Deccan Park, the minister said, "Hyderabad is most eligible to get this tag. If any city can stake claim in this regard, Hyderabad is on the top of that list," he said.
Dattatreya, who represents the Secunderabad Lok Sabha seat, said, "As a Union minister, I will definitely make efforts in this regard."
The Central government is allocating Rs 500 crore to Telangana for developing the state's tourism sector, he said.