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Telangana Bill in winter session: Shinde

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 � Seeking to put a lid on speculation, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the Bill for creation of the new state of Telangana, bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament starting on December 5, reports PTI.

�The Telangana Bill will be tabled in the winter session,� Shinde told reporters here, indicating that the process for creating the new state is being expedited.

Sources said that following an instruction from the Congress high command, the Group of Ministers, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has held a series of meetings with different stakeholders, including eight political parties in the last seven days.

The GoM will hear the views of the Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh on November 18 and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is said to be strongly opposed to the division of the state, the next day.

Meanwhile, sources said, Shinde, who heads the GoM, instructed Home Ministry officials to start the groundwork for preparing the note to be submitted before the Union Cabinet in the next fortnight.

The officials have started compiling the reports of different Ministries which gave their opinions on distribution of assets and other issues between the new state and the residuary state Andhra Pradesh.

Once the Cabinet clears the proposal, it will go to the President who, in turn, will refer it to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for approval. However, the Assembly resolution is not binding under the Constitution.

The Government will then prepare the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill and with the Union Cabinet�s approval, send it to the President before being tabled in the Parliament.

The winter session of the Parliament will commence on December 5 and will continue till December 20.

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Telangana Bill in winter session: Shinde

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 � Seeking to put a lid on speculation, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today said the Bill for creation of the new state of Telangana, bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament starting on December 5, reports PTI.

�The Telangana Bill will be tabled in the winter session,� Shinde told reporters here, indicating that the process for creating the new state is being expedited.

Sources said that following an instruction from the Congress high command, the Group of Ministers, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, has held a series of meetings with different stakeholders, including eight political parties in the last seven days.

The GoM will hear the views of the Union Ministers from Andhra Pradesh on November 18 and Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is said to be strongly opposed to the division of the state, the next day.

Meanwhile, sources said, Shinde, who heads the GoM, instructed Home Ministry officials to start the groundwork for preparing the note to be submitted before the Union Cabinet in the next fortnight.

The officials have started compiling the reports of different Ministries which gave their opinions on distribution of assets and other issues between the new state and the residuary state Andhra Pradesh.

Once the Cabinet clears the proposal, it will go to the President who, in turn, will refer it to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for approval. However, the Assembly resolution is not binding under the Constitution.

The Government will then prepare the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill and with the Union Cabinet�s approval, send it to the President before being tabled in the Parliament.

The winter session of the Parliament will commence on December 5 and will continue till December 20.

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