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Clamour for Rayala Telangana gets shriller: Eternal discomfort with Andhra నవంబర్ 8, 2013

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Hyderabad, Identity, MIM, Mulki, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, Telugu.
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Clamour for Rayala-Telangana gets shriller
TNN, November 7, 2013

Hyderabad: The demand for setting up Rayala-Telangana received a sudden and unexpected momentum on Wednesday with several leaders independently pitching for it. Addressing a press conference here, MIM president and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said it was his party’s ‘firm opinion’ that Kurnool and Anantapur districts should be added to the inevitable Telangana state ‘in the interest of justice.’ “This will resolve the water-sharing disputes between the two states in addition to giving the Seemandhra and Telangana regions an equitable representation of 21 seats each in the Lok Sabha and nine seats each in the Rajya Sabha,” Owaisi said. The MIM has already sent a memorandum to this effect to the Group of Ministers on Telangana, he said.

Meanwhile, in Anantapur district, Guntakal MLA K Madhusudhan Gupta launched a signature campaign seeking the inclusion of Anantapur and Kurnool districts in the new Telangana state. “Four leaders, JC Diwakar Reddy (MLA), G Tippe Swamy, Y Sivaramireddy (MLCs) and myself have signed the memorandum. We are trying to get the signatures of Anantapur MP A Venkatramana Reddy and ministers S Sailajanath and N Raghuveera Reddy. I am hopeful that all the leaders will sign it. We sent one memorandum to the GoM on Tuesday and will be forwarding another memo in a day or two,” Gupta told TOI on Wednesday. (మరింత…)


The seventh option for Telangana, after six absurd ones జనవరి 29, 2011

Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, BJP, cinema, compromise, Congress, CPI-M, drama, elections, Greater Rayalaseema, Hyderabad, JAC, Mulki, politics, PRP, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, students, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, Ugadi, youth.
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Telangana The seventh option

Unknown to most parties, the Centre is plotting a new way out of the Telangana impasse. RAMAN KIRPAL has the details

In A new twist to the Telangana issue, the Centre is considering a seventh option that it hopes would be accepted by the parties warring over this vexing problem. The seventh option has a few radical measures and draws on other measures suggested previously in the report of the Committee for Consultation on the Situation in Andhra Pradesh. The committee was headed by former Supreme Court Justice BN Srikrishna and it offered six options, which many pro-Telangana organisations have not accepted.

The previous six options were: maintaining status quo in Andhra Pradesh; bifurcating the state into two, Seemandhra and Telangana, with Hyderabad as a Union Territory and two separate capitals for the new states; bifurcation into two, Rayala-Telangana and coastal Andhra regions, with Hyderabad an integral part of Rayala-Telangana; bifurcation into Seemandhra and Telangana with an enlarged Hyderabad metropolis as a separate Union Territory with extended Hyderabad territory; bifurcation into Telangana and Seemandhra according to existing boundaries with Hyderabad as capital of Telangana and Seemandhra to have a new capital; and keeping Andhra Pradesh united and creating a statutory empowered Telangana Regional Council (TRC).
Most parties did not like these recommendations. Congress MPs especially made dramatic requests to Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who headed a group on Telangana in the past. Convinced that it needs another option, the Congress leadership began putting a new solution together. (మరింత…)