India`s 29th state Telangana set to become a reality by year end

If indications are to be believed then India may have state number 29 by year end.

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: If indications are to be believed then India may have state number 29 by year end and Telangana may soon be a reality.

The process for formation of separate Telangana state is expected to gain momentum after the conclusion of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on September 6.

Government sources said that the Home Ministry would soon take up a note on the matter to the Cabinet which is also expected to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to go threadbare into issues arising out of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

This is likely to be followed by a resolution being sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly over the formation of the new state.

"We are preparing a note to
pass a resolution in the Cabinet. After we finalise the note, it will be sent
to the Law Ministry for legal vetting. I hope the note will be presented before
the Cabinet within 20 days," Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told
reporters here today.

Only recently, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who
is also UPA chairperson, had said that the government would be setting up a
committee on Telangana.

The government move is expected to send a clear
signal that the UPA was committed for formation of separate Telangana.

After formation, Telangana will be 29th state of

The Congress Working Committee, which met on July
30, passed a resolution requesting the Centre "to make steps in accordance
with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana ... Within a
definite timeframe".

The CWC also recommended to the government that
Hyderabad should be made the joint capital for a period of 10 years.

With PTI inputs


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