24 November, 2020

Yes, No, Can’t Say

Telangana delay gets all sides worked up

AFP (From Outlook 09 December 2013)
Yes, No, Can’t Say
outlookindia.com
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Hyderabad Blues

  • Article 371 H might be invoked to deal with Hyderabad tangle. This  means law and order under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation area will be under the Telangana governor for 10 years.
  • The GHMC area is currently over 625 sq km. It has 24 assembly, 5 Lok Sabha seats. After state formation, T-leaders want assembly seats raised from 119 to 153 to bring in “political stability”.
  • If draft bill comes to state assembly in December, it might be defeated. But resolution won’t be binding on Prez.

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When the Congress Working Committee announced its decision to endorse the Telangana idea in July this year, the euphoria among statehood proponents was overwhelming. But four months down the line, the jubilation has been overtaken by confusion over the status of Hyderabad and whether the bill would be introduced in Parliament’s winter session.

While Union home minister Sushilku­mar Shinde and others maintain that...

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