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Introduce Telangana bill in Parliament: BJP to Chidambaram

The BJP in Andhra Pradesh today appealed to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to take initiative in introducing a bill on separate Telangana state in Parliament.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2010 22:53 IST

The BJP in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday appealed to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to take initiative in introducing a bill on separate Telangana state in Parliament.

In a letter addressed to Chidambaram, the BJP reminded the Home Minister that he had made a statement on December 9 last year that the Centre has decided to initiate the constitutional process for formation of Telangana state.

Incidentally, tomorrow is the first anniversary of the Centre's announcement in this regard. After the announcement, the UPA Government merely appointed Justice B N Srikrishna Committee, which is expected to submit its report on the Telangana issue by the month-end, it said.

When the five-member panel was formed early this year, its members had stated that it would provide a permanent solution to the Telangana issue.

But, now its members, secretary says they have no solutions but only suggestions and a final decision will be taken by the Centre, the BJP said. The Congress-led UPA Government should introduce Telangana bill in Parliament to fulfil its own commitment made to the people, the Opposition party said in the letter.