Telangana Bill May Be Introduced in Parliament Thursday

Official sources, however, said a final call on introduction of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill will be taken Thursday morning.

Published: 13th February 2014 12:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2014 11:53 AM   |  A+A-


Notwithstanding vociferous opposition, the government is expected to table the Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha on Thursday.

However, official sources said a final call on introduction of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill will be taken Thursday morning.

Government has already taken the President's nod for introduction of the Bill in the Lower House after initially planning to table the Bill in Rajya Sabha.

Since the separate statehood legislation is a Money Bill, it could not be tabled in Upper House.

The Government decided to go ahead with bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh notwithstanding the state Assembly's rejection of the Telangana Bill.

The Telangana issue continues to rock both Houses of Parliament and virtually no business was conducted in the extended Winter session that began on February 5.

Even on Monday, Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had to cut short his presentation of the Rail Budget due to turmoil created by Seemandhra MPs.

The Congress has already expelled six of its MPs for bringing a no-confidence motion against the UPA government on the Telangana issue.

According to Centre's proposal, Telangana will comprise 10 districts while the rest of Andhra Pradesh would retain 13 districts.

Hyderabad is to be the common capital for both states for a period not exceeding 10 year.


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