TDP asks why Telangana report was not discussed in Parliament

The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has questioned why the union government did not table the Srikrishna Committee`s report on Telengana before the Parliament for discussion.

Vijayawada: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has questioned why the union government did not table the Srikrishna Committee`s report on Telengana before the Parliament for discussion.

Srikrishna Committee on Telangana or the Committee for Consultations on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh (CCSAP) was a committee headed by former chief justice B N Srikrishna to look into the demand for separate statehood for Telangana or whether to keep Andhra Pradesh united in its present form.

TDP MLA Devineni Uma Maheswara Rao, who is also the party`s Krishna district president demanded that the union government reveal the status of the report.

He said on Tuesday that the Committee was appointed by the union government to assess the situation in the three regions of Andhra Pradesh and it had submitted its report outlining various options, without considering bifurcation of the state.

Unfortunately, the union government kept the report in cold storage and did not study or discuss the options which were proposed by the commission, he said, adding that the Parliament was not taken into confidence.
He alleged that the union government is preparing to take a unilateral decision without considering the pros and cons of bifurcating the state.
He also demanded that the union government must not take a decision against the wishes of the people of the Rayalaseema region.

PTI

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