K Chandrasekhar Rao, the chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), has called for a bandh on Thursday following the Centre’s reported move to merge the proposed Telangana and some districts from the Rayalseema region.
The report of the Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, and the draft Telangana Bill is likely to be tabled before Union Cabinet next week with Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde.
Hoping that the new state of Telangana will come into being by January, over a dozen Congress leaders from the region are said to be lobbying hard with the party high command for the chief minister`s post.
The Group of Ministers (GoM) looking into issues related to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will hold a crucial meeting in the national capital Wednesday as the hectic parleys were on to find an amicable solution.
The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is trying to find ways to not to hurt any region of the state while creating Telangana, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Tuesday.
The Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will meet on November 27 to finalise its report along with the draft Telangana Bill before it is submitted to the Union Cabinet expectedly next week.
Hyderabad was the bone of contention at a meeting union ministers from Seemandhra and Telangana had with the Group of Ministers here on Monday on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh while another central minister from the state suggested Visakhapatnam as Seemandhra`s capital.
The GoM, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has completed the process of discussions with various stake holders and will submit its report to the Union Cabinet as early as possible to pave way for tabling Telangana Bill in Winter Session of Parliament.
Reiterating his commitment to a united Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Saturday said that he would explain the need for keeping the state unified to the GoM set up to look into the bifurcation issue.
In the wake of reports of proposals by the AK Antony Committee on Telangana, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday raised the issue with the defence minister and said he has not come up with any recommendations.