Will Tuesday belong to Telangana?


Hyderabad: The ruling UPA is likely to make an announcement regarding the formation of a Telangana state on Tuesday.
Sources said that the new state will either comprise 10 districts of Telangana and two districts of Rayalaseema region or will be a Telangana state as per the original demand.
Either way, it appears that India may get its 29th state. Reports also indicate that Hyderabad will remain the common capital for both states for a few years.
The UPA’s coordination panel will meet on Tuesday evening followed by the Congress Working Committee meeting which will “endorse” the decision taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in this regard.
AICC general secretary Digvijay Singh, who is in-charge of AP Congress affairs, said on Monday: “The final announcement on the Telangana state will be made after the UPA and CWC meetings tomorrow.”
The Congress-led UPA comprises the Rashtriya Lok Dal, National Conference, Indian Union Muslim League, Kerala Congress, Sikkim Democratic Front and All India United Democratic Front.
All of these parties have supported statehood for Telangana from the beginning, and it is being presumed that there will not be any opposition to forming the new state.
However, there is a conflict of opinion among the parties supporting the UPA from the outside, like the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.
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Hyderabad: The proposal to merge two Rayalaseema districts with the 10 Telangana districts to form Rayala Telangana seems to have replaced Hyderabad as the most contentious issue in the state’s impending division. The Congress Working Committee will meet on Tuesday to decide the final shape of the new states.
The Congress is being accused of bringing in from nowhere the Rayala Telangana proposition as a means to avoid biting the bullet on the state’s division.
There is stiff resistance to the Rayala Telangana proposal particularly from the BJP, which will play a decisive role in the state’s formation once the Bill to that effect is introduced in Parliament.

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