AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 gets Union Cabinet approval
February 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
Congress party and UPA government is making steps forward in formation of Telangana State with the Union Cabinet approved the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 which was rejected by the both houses of Assembly.
The Union Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had discussed in length on the report submitted by Group of Ministers. The meeting was attended by Union Ministers Kavuri Sambasiva Rao, MM Pallam Raju and S Jaipal Reddy. The GoM has rejected the Hyderabad UT proposal raised by Union Ministers in their last GoM meeting. With the approve of the Union Cabinet, now they concentrates on the strategies to be adopted in getting the Bill accepted in the Parliament with the support of main Opposition party BJP. The GoM has not taken into consideration of 9,000 odd amendments received from the Assembly. The GoM has decided to send the Bill as it is that was rejected by the AP Assembly and amendments will be made at a later time. The Congress high command and UPA appears to send a strong message to the people that they are sincerely committed for the formation of Telangana State.
Now, the bill will go the President of India who will take a final call to send it to Parliament or not. In all probabilities, the Bill will go to Parliament on Monday, said sources.
AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will be sent to Rajya Sabha on February 12
The Congress Core Committee meeting held on Friday evening has accepted the Union Cabinet approved AP State Reorganization Bill 2013. The meeting decided to place the Bill in Rajya Sabha on February 12. It will be sending to the President and then will be referred to the Parliament. The Bill as was sent by the AP State Assembly will be presented. The Union Cabinet is recommending 32 amendments to the Bill.