Updated Feb 20, 2014:
The passage of Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha on Thursday marks the realisation of a demand which cropped up almost 60 years ago and saw a journey punctuated by violent agitations and stiff resistance from certain quarters.(image courtesy: PTI Graphics )
Hyderabad: With the Lok Sabha passing the bill for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, decks have been cleared for formation of Telangana as 29th state in India.On the same shelf:
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In an unprecedented move, live telecast of Parliament proceedings was stopped as the Lok Sabha passed the controversial bill that seeks to create a Telangana state by dividing Andhra Pradesh.
Amidst din, chaos and an unprecedented black out of proceedings on live televison, the bill to split Andhra Pradesh and carve out Telangana, the 29th state of the country, was today passed by the Lok Sabha with Congress and BJP coming togtether on the issue.
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 was adopted by a voice after Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj voiced support to it in a debate in which other opposition leaders claimed they had no say. continue reading