'Telangana Bill is the property of Parliament', says Home Minister Shinde
February 13, 2014 - Hyderabad
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde announced that the Telangana Bill was introduced and asserted that the Bill was tabled and now the Bill is the property of the Parliament. Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Kamalanath said that that the Bill had been introduced.
'Bill not introduced', says Sushma Swaraj
Contending the statement, leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj said that the Bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh was not listed on the agenda circulated. She said that under the normal procedure, at the end of the question hour, listed on the order paper on the table of the House and this was not done.
Sushma Swaraj argued that some members has served no-trust move notice which has to be disposed of first before being taken up further. She said that they were not notified even through a supplementary list on tabling the Bill. She said as far they are concerned, they are not tabled, said Sushma Swaraj.
Salient features of the Bill
- The Bill envisages Hyderabad as the common capital. The Andhra Pradesh Governor will be Governor for both successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
- The common capital includes the existing areas notified as greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Centre shall form expert committee to suggest a new capital of Andhra Pradesh within 45 days.
- The Centre will set up an apex council for the supervision of Krishna and Godavari rivers on water sharing.
- 25 Lok Sabha seats to be allocated to residuary Andhra Pradesh and 17 Lok Sabha to Telangana, Andhra Pradesh will get 175 Legislative while Telangana will 119
- Polavaram, Irrigation Project will be declared as a national project and the centre will take under its control the regulation and development and the Tungabhadra Aboard will continue to monitor the release of water to high level canal, low level canal and Rajolibanda diversion scheme.
- High court at Hyderabad will be common for both the States till a separate High court is set up for residuary Andhra Pradesh.
- Greyhound and octopus forces of the existing Andhra Pradesh will be distributed after seeking opinion from the personnel and each of these forces.