'We are committed to formation of Telangana State', says Ghulam Nabi Azad
February 7, 2014 - Hyderabad
Union Minister and member of Group of Ministers (GoM) Ghulam Nabi Azad said that they are committed for formation of Telangana State. He said AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 will come before the Union Cabinet. All efforts are being made to get the Bill passed in the Parliament, said Azad.
It may be recalled here that the AP State Reorganization Bill 2013 that was sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly by the President for its views was rejected on January 30 by a voice vote. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy along with its Seemandhra Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MPs, MLCs and other leaders staged a mauna deeksha at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. He voiced his strong resentment over the Centre in going ahead with placing the same in the Parliament. He also met the President of India in this direction urging him not to recommend the rejected Bill to the Parliament. Meanwhile, as many as nine petitions were filed in the Supreme Court challenging the actions of the Union Government which were turned down on Friday citing it as 'not correct time' for admission.
On another, YSRCP president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy called on the President with a request to keep the State united. He earlier met him thrice appealing him to keep the State united. He earlier met the national leaders of various parties to garner their support for united cause. Meanwhile, TDP president Nara Chandrababu Naidu too is calling the national party leaders with a request to see equal justice to both Seemandhra and Telangana regions.
The decision of the Congress led UPA government to go ahead with the division process has vertically divided the people of the State and also major political parties.