Telangana Bill will be passed in Lok Sabha under all circumstances: Kamal Nath
Amid protests and uproar over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Kamal Nath, on Thursday said that the Telangana bill will be introduced in the Lok Sabha under all circumstances. The bill is facing much resistance not only from the opposition parties, but even within the Congress, which proposed the bill. The Congress claimed that the bill would be tabled only after consent from majority of the leaders. However, Nath said that the ongoing parliament session would decide when the bill will be introduced. "Telangana bill has to come, be it today or after three days. We will decide that today," said Nath. A leader of Congress party, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, said that people were creating a commotion just to obstruct the proceedings and not for any definitive purpose. "Now we have to see those people who creating obstructions. They say something else and do something else. It will be clear from that which leader or party has what role in the house," said Chaturvedi.
The cabinet cleared the bill for bifurcating Andhra Pradesh to create a separate Telangana state, with 10 districts.
The proposal was received with mixed emotions across the state, with various politicians starkly opposing the bifurcation.
Supporters, however, say Telangana's economic development has been neglected in favour of the richer and more powerful Andhra region, and that a new state is the only solution.
(Posted on 14-02-2014)