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Telangana Bill tabled in AP assembly

Hyderabad, Dec 16 : The draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill-2013 was tabled in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly on Monday amid clashes between Telangana and Seemandhara legislators.


"While MLAs from Telangana had pressed for immediate tabling of the draft AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 in the House, their counterparts from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions demanded a resolution against the proposed bifurcation of the state," reported CNN-IBN.

"Speaker Nadendla Manohar rejected the adjournment motions moved by TRS, BJP, CPI and an independent member seeking tabling of the draft Bill and taking up an immediate discussion in the House," said the news channel .

YSR Congress moved an adjournment motion seeking a resolution against the bifurcation of the state, which was also rejected.

The new state of Telangana is expected to have 10 districts, a population of 35.38 million and an area of 1.14 lakh square km and includingAndhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad, which will serve as a common capital for 10 years.

The GoM (Group of Ministers) earlier had submitted its draft on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana as the 29th state of India.

India's ruling Congress party in July this year approved a move to carve out the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh, giving in to a five-decade-long demand from supporters in a major decision ahead of 2014 elections.

Officially urging the government to take constitutional steps that will see the state's formation, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) passed a resolution on the same.

The Telangana region, which merged with Andhra Pradesh in 1956 against the wishes of many local residents, comprises 10 districts - Adilabad, Hyderabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal.

--IBNS (Posted on 16-12-2013)

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