Recollecting Rao's visits to Chennai in 2004 and the deliberations the DMK leader had with him on Telangana, Karunanidhi said 'ultimately you have achieved your goal.'
After being together for around 58 years, Telangana and Seemandhra parted ways on Monday. The united Andhra Pradesh state was formed on November 1, 1956, by the merger of these two regions.
President’s Rule will be revoked in Telangana but remain imposed in the Seemandhra region till TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as CM of the successor state — which will retain the name Andhra Pradesh.
With the Lok Sabha passing the Telangana bill on Tuesday, the path is clear for the formation of the 29th state in India. We take a look at major events in the history of Telangana since 1956.
Land-locked Telangana, all setto become the country's 29th state soon, is spread over an area of over 1.14 lakh square kilometres, and boasts of considerable mineral wealth under its soil.
The TRS would seek to befriend PM-elect Narendra Modi and BJP-led NDA government to forge a good and healthy relationship, and would not be confrontationist with the successor state of AP but would fight tooth and nail for the rights of Telangana.
Set to be sworn in as the first chief minister of Telangana in a few days, TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday said that he would not allow a single Seemandhra employee to enter the Telangana secretariat.
The NDA government has assured all help to Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu to augment resources for the Seemandhra region, which will form the remaining part of Andhra Pradesh, including the possibility of a special category status.
The bandh called by Telangana Rashtra Samithi to protest against Centre's ordinance transferring some villages and Mandals of Khammam district to the residuary Andhra Pradesh to facilitate Polavaram project passed off peacefully in Telangana and Hyderabad on Thursday.
A few days ago, K Chandrasekhara Rao said that the TDP would be wiped out in both Telangana and Seemandhra. As the trends became clear on Friday, the TDP emerged as the only party to have performed well on both sides of the divide.
Once its stronghold, the Congress will now be without a representative in the new Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, where it failed to win a single seat, getting swept aside by a strong wave against the party in the wake of bifurcation of the state.
India's 29th state, Telangana, may have been conceived by the UPA government but the new state to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh will be delivered under the watchful eyes of the new government at the Centre.
The Telugu Desam Party and YSR Congress accused UPA leaders of irrationally dividing Andhra Pradesh. The Congress hit back, pointing to their letters to the centre in support of Telangana.
The Union Cabinet at its meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, recommended to the President the dissolution of the assembly and extension of the central rule, official sources said.
The Congress on Tuesday appointed separate state unit chiefs for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The party also appointed separate election, campaign and manifesto committees for the two states.