President gives green signal to Telangana Bill, to be tabled in Parliament tomorrow

Earlier, the Union Cabinet had approved the draft bill for creation of Telangana, notwithstanding the state Assembly's rejection of the legislation.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: February 10, 2014 9:39 pm
The Bill is likely to be introdued in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. (Reuters) The Bill is likely to be introdued in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. (Reuters)

President Pranab Mukherjee has given his nod to the Telangana Bill which is likely to be tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

Home Ministry officials on Monday said that the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, which was approved by the Union Cabinet but rejected by the state Aseembly, has been sent back to the Home Ministry with the Presidential approval.

The Bill is likely to be introdued in Rajya Sabha tomorrow, an official said.

The Union Cabinet had on Friday approved the draft bill for creation of Telangana by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, notwithstanding the state Assembly’s rejection of the legislation.

By introducing the bill in Rajya Sabha, the government apparently wants to keep it alive even after dissolution of Lok Sabha. Bills introduced in the Upper House and not passed by it remain in the ‘live register’.

The controversial bill will be presented in the form it was sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly and the government is expected to move 32 amendments when it is taken up for consideration, sources said.

The proposed legislation does not provide for grant of Union Territory status to Hyderabad despite demands to that effect but the government will announce a special package for Rayalaseema and north coastal Andhra to address concerns of the people there.

The Cabinet cleared the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill after a special marathon meeting which was followed by a meeting of the Congress Core Group headed by party President Sonia Gandhi.

With the current session of the 15th Lok Sabha being the last ahead of elections, the government wants that the bill be taken up for consideration and passage during the session.

The government decided to go ahead with the bill despite the Andhra Pradesh Assembly rejecting it, with Congress Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy leading the opposition to the proposed bifurcation.

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    Hyderabadi
    Feb 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    Say..Jai sonia...we dont have any self respect what so ever.the other days one trs guy says he will go to international court.
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      Hyderabadi
      Feb 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm
      Say..Jai sonia...we dont have any self respect what so ever.the other days one trs guy says he will go to international court.
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        Mohammed Khader
        Feb 10, 2014 at 9:21 pm
        Jai Telengana.
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          kumar
          Feb 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm
          even the president is a loyal dog of soniahi.. shame on him .. he is a digrace to the office of the president approving the telangana bill inspite of embly rejecting it.. something has gone terribly wrong with this country..
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            kumar
            Feb 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm
            even the president is a loyal dog of soniahi.. shame on him .. he is a digrace to the office of the president approving the telangana bill inspite of embly rejecting it.. something has gone terribly wrong with this country..
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              kumar
              Feb 10, 2014 at 8:35 pm
              we will never accept telangana.. we rather die than the division of the state of andhrapradesh....
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                Sarma
                Feb 10, 2014 at 5:42 pm
                The President is a Rubber stamp of the Indian government . he has no say or any authority
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