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Telangana to be India's 29th state


July 30, 2013 - Hyderabad

  • Hyderabad to be capital of Andhra, Telangana for 10 years.
  • The Union Government has formally announced their decision to proceed with the formation of the Telangana state. Union Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Digvijay Singh briefed the media on the process that will be followed on the Telangana state formation.
    • Government of India will refer to the State Assembly for Andhra Pradesh for resolution on Telangana state formation.The resolution will then sent to be the cabinet.
    • The Cabinet will appoint a group of ministers and they will address all the issues and concerns including sharing of water, electricity between Telangana and Andhra.
    • The Group of Ministers will ask law ministry to draft a bill on Telangana.
    • Any changes required will be made by the bill later.
    • Cabinet will send the bill to the President
    • Bill will have to passed by a simple majority in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  • The UPA Co-ordination committee has met at the Prime Minister's residence at 4 pm today. The committee has agreed for the formation of Telangana state unanimously. The meeting is attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, Farooq Abdullah, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Sushil Kumar Shinde, P Chidambaram and Ajit Singh. The main topic of discussion at the meeting is the Telangana issue. The meeting is also attended by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana.
  • The Congress working committee meeting has begun later. A formal decision on the Telangana state formation is likely to be announced after the meeting.
  • Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy has categorically denied suggestions that he had submitted in resignation in view of suggestions that the Telangana state could be announced by evening today. Kiran Kumar Reddy has met several Congress high command leaders today.
  • The Seemandhra JAC has called for a bandh of educational institutions across the coastal Andhra tomorrow demanding to keep the State united.

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