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Union Cabinet approves separate Telangana Bill

October 3, 2013
Hyderabad

The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on Thursday approved the bill for creation of separate Telangana State by bifurcating the Andhra Pradesh thus forming the 29th State in the country.

The Union Home Minister after a couple of hours meeting of the Union Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s residence speaking to the waiting media said that the Cabinet has approved the creation of new Telangana State. The Cabinet also approved to keep Hyderabad as joint capital of the two states for a period of ten years and it approved the CWC decision taken on July 30. Reports say that the Cabinet approved formation of Group of Ministers to look into the process of bifurcation in a smooth way.

Home Minister Shushilkumar Shinde said, "Union Cabinet approved the formation of GoM to work out mechanism for both states to function from a common capital of Hyderabad." "The GoM will look into special financial disbursement for the residuary state of Andhra Pradesh," the Home Minister said.

Shinde further confirmed that "Hyderabad will be the joint capital of both states for 10 years." Andhra Pradesh, comprising of Coastal Andhra districts, Rayalaseema and Telangana, will be bifurcated to form Telangana and Seemandhra. "People of all the three regions will be guaranteed fundamental rights," said Mr. Shinde.

In this back ground, Union Minsters Kavuri Sambasiva Rao and Pallam Raju resigned for their posts said sources. The efforts of these Ministers who were in the meeting went unattended said sources.

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