UPA decides to create Telangana new state of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: Congress and the UPA on Tuesday night decided to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh, .

Hyderabad, considered the crowning jewel of the Telangana region, will be the joint capital of the newly-proposed state and the other regions–Rayalaseema and Andhra–for a period of 10 years. A new capital for Andhra will be identified Seemandhra region within this period.

“It is resolved to request the Central Government to take steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana ……within a definite timeframe,” said a resolution passed at an hour-long meeting of the CWC.

The CWC meet followed a meeting of the UPA which also unanimously favoured formation of Telangana. The CWC acknowledged that it “has not been an easy decision” but it was taken after the widest possible consultations and taking into account the chequered history of the demand for a separate state.


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