Telangana Bill in Parliament tomorrow, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy may resign


New Delhi:  With only five days left of the last Parliament session before national elections due by May, a desperate government is now reportedly working out how to push the controversial Telangana Bill through the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, without a discussion if it has to.

It will be a tricky manoeuvre because the main opposition BJP, whose backing the Congress-led Centre needs to pass the bill, has made clear that it must not try to pass the Telangana Bill in chaos and without the presence of all stakeholders in the House. “One section of Andhra Pradesh can’t be missing,” said senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, demanding that 16 MPs suspended for protests against Telangana, including those from the Congress, be allowed in during a discussion on the new state.

Sources said hectic talks now on are expected to bring the two major parties to an understanding where the bill can be passed with some semblance of a discussion in the house. The government might reportedly agree to moving official amendments to ensure that some of the BJP’s demands on addressing key concerns of Seemandhra – the non-Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh that is strongly opposed to bifurcation – like sharing revenue from the joint capital of Hyderabad, are met…..

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