The BJP leader termed as ‘unfair’ the opposition to the bill by TRS on ground of its constitutional validity.
Only the Supreme Court is empowered to determine whether any law passed by Parliament is legal and constitutional, said TDP opposition leader.
Senses it is in pole position after Telangana attains statehood; besides, it has seen where a merger has left Chiranjeevi’s party
Telangana bill’s journey through Parliament cast a shadow on its legitimacy
The crisis over Hyderabad could be rearticulated as an opportunity — to upgrade cities, build new ones
Reacting to Reddy’s resignation as Andhra CM, Shinde has said that the leader had no other option.
Bill to carve out Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh was passed by Lok Sabha amid strong protest.
YSR Congress, which is stiffly opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is seeking Left support for stalling creation of Telangana.
Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah embarrassed the government by saying that Telangana should not be created.
Earlier, the Union Cabinet had approved the draft bill for creation of Telangana, notwithstanding the state Assembly’s rejection of the legislation.
Abdullah said the demand for a separate state was there even when Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister but it was ‘handled and kept under cover’.
Venkaiah said it is the responsibility of the Centre to see that residuary Andhra Pradesh does not face any financial troubles post division.
Asked about resignation and formation of a separate party, Reddy said that he was not alone and one of the options before him was resignation.
The Bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on February 12 and the government will move 32 amendments when it is taken up for consideration.
The Bill says NTPC will construct a 4,000 MW power project in Telangana to solve the electricity problem in the region.