Cabinet committee expected to decide on statehood
press trust of india
New Delhi, 1 September
The process for formation of a separate Telangana state is expected to gain momentum after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on 6 September.
Government sources said the Home Ministry would soon take up a note on the matter to the Cabinet which is also expected to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to go threadbare into issues arising out of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
This is likely to be followed by a resolution being sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly over the formation of the new state.
Telangana will hence be the 29th state of India.
“At the moment the idea is to have 10 districts in Telangana but it will be for the GoM to consider demands for inclusion of more areas,” AICC General Secretary (in-charge Andhra Pradesh), Mr Digvijay Singh has said.
The current session of Parliament is witnessing strong protests by both Congress and TDP MPs from the Seemandhra region seeking “justice” with some even demanding a united Andhra Pradesh.
The CWC, which met on 30 July, passed a resolution requesting the Centre “to make steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana … within a definite timeframe”.
The CWC also recommended to the government that Hyderabad should be made the joint capital for a period of 10 years.