Telugu Desam Party on Thursday requested the Centre not to fix an "appointed date" for formation of Telangana state in haste and wait till the Supreme Court fully disposes petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the AP Reorganisation Bill.
Post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the information technology and pharmaceuticals manufacturing sectors may become backbone of Telangana economy, leaving power production, ports and oil and natural gas to play a pivotal role in driving prosperity in the residuary state.
In an unprecedented event, ministers from Andhra Pradesh`s Telangana region on Monday joined fellow MLAs across party lines to stall Assembly proceedings, to preempt a resolution proposed to be moved by Chief Minister for returning the AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 to the Centre.
The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly was today abruptly adjourned till January 3 without even initiating the crucial debate on draft AP Re-organisation Bill-2013 that provides for the creation of a new state of Telangana.
Employees of the power sector in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh will continue with their indefinite strike as talks with the government to end the stalemate failed late on Tuesday tonight.
YSR Congress president YS Jaganmohan Reddy on Saturday night asked the Samaikya Andhra Joint Action Committee to write a letter to the Centre demanding that Andhra Pradesh be kept united and said he would be the first signatory to it.
A day after he batted aggressively for a united Andhra Pradesh, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy came under attack from the Opposition as well as his own Cabinet colleagues and Congress leaders with TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao even demanding his dismissal.
Observing that "no match is over till the last ball is bowled", Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has said it was "difficult to go ahead" (with the bifurcation) unless the people`s concerns were not addressed.
A day-long consultation meet organised by `The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy` here on Saturday could not come out with any substantial solution for the prevailing crisis in Andhra Pradesh over the proposed division of the state even as participants wanted the Centre to reach out to people and civil society to end the impasse.