Celebrations break out across Telangana
Celebrations broke out across Telangana Thursday with parliament giving its nod for statehood to the region with the Rajya Sabha Thursday night passing the bill.
As soon as Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien announced passing of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill by a voice vote, supporters of Telangana took to streets in Hyderabad and nine other districts of the region.
"Our dream has finally come true," said one of the activists, who rushed to Telangana martyrs' memorial near assembly building here for the celebrations.
Telangana supporters danced in joy, distributed sweets and burst crackers at different places in Hyderabad.
There were celebrations at Telangana Bhavan, the headquarters of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Osmania University.
People were watching Rajya Sabha proceedings live since evening. As the deputy chairman announced passage of the bill amid din, they took to streets for the celebrations.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao and other top leaders of TRS, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party camping in Delhi for last two weeks, celebrated the passage of the bill with their supporters.
(Posted on 20-02-2014)