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After many protests, debates and speculations, the high-end political drama appears to have reached a second stage with Union Cabinet clearing the formation of Telanaga State. In July, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) gave its nod for the separate Telanaga state.
Announcing the decision to carve out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that Hyderabad will be a joint capital for two states for the next 10 years.
While welcoming the decision, Telangana Rashtriya Samithi (TRS) reportedly said it will not compromise on its control over Hyderabad and will have complete administrative control of the capital city.
Speaking to TV channels, TRS leader D Kesav Rao said his party will have complete administrative control of the city, but will be willing to give Seemandhra the space for next 10 years to administer their region.
TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu told reporters that the Congress party did not have consent of its own party leaders from the state on the decision it took. He referred to MPs and MLAs resignations.
“Congress, which can’t guarantee itself coming to power after 2014 elections, how is it assuring for a smooth implementation of all its decisions for the next 10 years?” Mr. Naidu added.
“How is it assuring to resolve all the issues raised by the people, when it hardly remains in power for five or six months only?
“This itself reveals that it is simply bluffing the people. It is planning to win positive vote in Telangana through TRS party and negative vote in Seemandhra through Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP.”
After the Cabinet’s decision, Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi reportedly sent his resignation to the Prime Minister’s Office in protest against the Cabinet’s approval of the formation of separate Telangana.
YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) president YS Jaganmohan Reddy, who recently came out of jail on bail, has called for a 72-hour bandh in protest against the Cabinet’s approval for creation of Telangana as the 29th state.