GoM to finalize on State bifurcation on Wednesday
December 3, 2013 - Hyderabad
The Group of Ministers on bifurcation of the State of Andhra Pradesh will hold it final meeting in the national capital on Wednesday to give a final shape to its report to be submitted to the Union Cabinet on Thursday. There was reportedly no agreement among the GoM members on certain issues and Wednesday's meeting is likely to give a final shape on the recommendations. The meeting was held amid intense speculations that the GoM had decided to recommend formation of Rayala-Telangana state by merging two of the four districts of Rayalaseema with Telangana, the region which comprises 10 districts including Hyderabad.
Suspense also continues on what the GoM would recommend with regard to the status of Hyderabad. Leaders of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra) have been demanding union territory status to Hyderabad.