The Telangana Bill or the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014 was finally passed by both the houses in Parliament and is now all set to become the 29th state of India amid all the controversies that followed.
The bill was passed by the upper house on 20th Februaryand by the LokSabha on 18th February amidst opposition and resignation from various Andhra ministers including Andhra CM, Kiran Kumar Reddy.
As soon as the bill was passed, pro-Telangana activists started celebrating in the region. In national capital, Delhi, Telangana activists were seen bursting crackers outside Parliament and Andhra Bhavan.
The ministers tried their level best to prevent the bill from passing. They believed that it was for the betterment of the people of the two bifurcated states. As both the region are dependent on each other on water and electricity issues. To their relief, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh announced special category status to the residuary Andhra Pradesh or Seemandhra for a period of five years.
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However, the bill is still waiting for President’s approval to be the 29th state of India.
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