President approves Telangana state & President Rule in AP మార్చి 2, 2014Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in 1969, Andhra, Congress, Hyderabad, Polavaram, regionalism, Settler, Sonia, Telangana.
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AP goes under President’s Rule as Mukherjee approves Telangana
Mail Today Bureau 2 March 2014
The Bill for creation of Telangana received the nod of President Pranab Mukherjee who also signed the proclamation to impose central rule in Andhra Pradesh.
The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2014, which got the Parliament’s approval on February 20 despite strong opposition from Seemandhra leaders, got the Presidential assent, paving the way for creation of the country’s 29th state by splitting Andhra Pradesh.
The state will be under the President’s rule for the time being. There will be 13 districts in residuary Andhra Pradesh, while Telangana will have 10 districts, including the Hyderabad city.
In a bid to address concerns of the Seemandhra region, the government had already announced grant of Special Category Status, including tax incentives, to the residuary state as part of a six-point development package for AP’s two successor states.
The President also signed the proclamation to impose President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh following the Union Cabinet’s recommendation. Mukherjee gave his nod to place under suspended animation the Andhra Pradesh Assembly whose term is slated to end on June 2
The decision to impose the President’s Rule was necessitated by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s resignation as the Chief Minister on February 19 as he was opposed to the division of the state to carve out Telangana.
Governor ESL Narasimhan had recommended central rule in the state after Reddy’s resignation.
The bill to create a separate state of Telangana by splitting Andhra Pradesh was passed by Parliament on February 20 in the just-concluded Winter Session.