New Delhi, Feb 21 ANI | 10 months ago

Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sitaram Yechury has alleged that there was a "match fixing" between the ruling party and the main Opposition party for the passage of Telangana Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

"Ultimately the BJP and Congress match fixed the whole issue and they could succeed because of the uproar due to which there was no division(of votes) and we could not come to know the real position of the bill in the house," Yechury said.

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill or the Telangana Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday in the face of noisy protests.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has said special status will be given for five years to Seemandhra region - the residual state of Andhra Pradesh following creation of a separate Telangana.

Telangana state will comprise 10 districts - Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad. It will have about 3.5 crore population.

Hyderabad, the capital of existing Andhra Pradesh, will be a common capital of both the states for 10 years.

(Posted on 21-02-2014)

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