Govt to go ahead with decision to create Telangana: Shinde


Government on Thursday said it will go ahead with its decision to create Telangana despite protests in Seemandhra region, but remained non-committal on imposition of President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the Group of Ministers, set up to look into the creation of Telangana, will submit its report as early as possible and justice will be given to Andhra Pradesh.

“The GoM will submit its report as early as possible and that is the reason why no time frame has been given to it…,” he said replying to a volley of questions on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

Asked whether the Central government was planning to impose President’s rule in the southern state, which has been witnessing massive protests in Seemandhra region against the decision to create Telangana, Mr. Shinde said, “that I cannot say now“.

The Home Minister ruled out any rethink on the decision to create Telangana following massive protests in Seemandhra region.

“I do not think there is any possibility of going back to the decision to create Telangana,” he said.

Mr. Shinde, however, did not commit whether the Telangana Bill will be tabled during the Winter session of Parliament.

“That we will see,” he said when asked whether the Bill will be brought in the coming session expected to start November-end.