The YSR Congress on Saturday said it will contest "all the upcoming elections from all regions" of Andhra Pradesh, indicating that it was not ready yet to shut the shop in Telangana where its existence is in jeopardy.
The anti-corruption ordinances backed by Rahul Gandhi may not be the only ones to be spiked by the government. The ordinance on a special package for Seemandhra — which was approved by cabinet, unlike the graft laws — seems headed the same way. | Full Coverage
In an interview to HT, the senior Congress leader says that he has definite information that the TRS didn't want Telangana to become a reality before the Lok Sabha elections as it would have electorally benefitted it.
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 central government will appoint an experts' committee this week to identify the capital for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, union minister Jairam Ramesh said Tuesday.
Seemandhra region will have 'special category' status for five years, according to Sunday's decision of the Union Cabinet which also approved two amendments to the just-passed Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill to address the concerns of the respective regions.
After virtually killing its poll chances in Seemandhra, the Congress is facing embarrassment in Telangana too with local powerhouse TRS turning increasingly cool to merging with the national party.
The Bill to carve out Telangana on Saturday received the assent of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.
A huge exercise on an unprecedented scale is required to create Telangana from Andhra Pradesh and redistribute the assets. Andhra has to be divided roughly in a ratio of 60:40 ratio for Andhra Pradesh: Telangana.Huge task ahead: Carving out Telangana from AP
Telangana, a brief profile
A Twitter war between two BJP leaders exposed the unease within the party regarding the strategy it had adopted in Parliament on creation of Telangana — the 29th state.
Andhra Pradesh caretaker chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday held talks with six MPs expelled from the Congress and state ministers loyal to him to chalk out his future course of action.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday told leaders from Telangana to reach out to people of Seemandhra and not to use harsh words against them.
Accepting the resignation of CM Kiran Kumar Reddy on Friday, governor ESL Narasimhan asked Reddy to continue in office till alternate arrangements were made. Reddy, however, turned him down, having made it clear that he wouldn’t like to be the caretaker CM.Full Coverage: The Telangana tangle
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.