Cabinet cleared Telangana Bill, no UT status for Hyderabad
The Union Cabinet cleared the Bill for the creation of Telangana with minimum changes in it. The bill stated that Hyderabad will not get the status of UnionTerritory. The cabinet also decided that a special economic package will be given to both Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.
- Hyderabad will remain the joint capital of Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh for ten years and the city will not be made a UnionTerritory as strongly demanded by MPs and MLAs of Seemandhra.
Excerpts of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill
- The Bhadrachalam division will continue to be with Khammam district which will be part of Telangana.
- NTPC will construct a 4,000 MW power project in Telangana to solve the electricity problem in the region.
- A petroleum university will be constructed in Seemandhra region while seats for Semmandhra students in educational institutes in Telangana will be reserved for ten years.
Note: The controversial bill will be presented in the Rajya Sabha in the present form and the government will move 32 amendments when it is taken up for consideration.