Protests against the creation of Telangana state continued to rock Andhra Pradesh with continuing agitations by power plant workers extending a power crisis in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions on Tuesday.
The talks between Reddy and the protesting power plant workers failed on Tuesday.
Power supply has been badly affected in several parts of the state due to ongoing protests by over 8,000 power sector employees over the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of a new state of Telangana by bifurcating the existing state of Andhra Pradesh.
After the Cabinet meeting, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told media, "The Cabinet approved the formation of GoM for creation of Telangana. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for 10 years."
India's ruling Congress party on July 30, approved a move to carve out the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh as the 29th state of the country, 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 following a meeting of the constituents of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
The state, which is likely to take few months to be formed, is expected to have 10 districts, a population of 35.38 million and an area of 1.14 lakh square km and including Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad, which serve as a common capital for 10 years.
The Congress has 33 MPs from Andhra Pradesh.
--IBNS (Posted on 09-10-2013)