CWC go-ahead to Telangana

A new state of Telangana will soon become a reality. This became clear after the UPA and Congress Working Committee on Tuesday unanimously decided to split Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad will become the common capital of the two states for the next 10 years.

The special CWC meet chaired by party president Sonia Gandhi and attended by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, among others, acknowledged the “long-standing demand of large sections of the people of the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh for a separate state... in order to better fulfil their social, economic, political and other aspirations”.
The process of forming a Telangana state will take four to five months, said Digvijay Singh, AICC general secretary in charge of Andhra affairs. Telangana will have 10 districts, but some more could be included in the new sate if a Group of Ministers so determines.
It was made clear that Parliament can create a Telangana state whether or not the two Houses in Andhra Pradesh support or oppose a resolution on Telangana state.

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