Telangana became a reality after the Rajya Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation bill, 2014, amidst pandemonium.
Overruling stiff opposition from the Seemandhra camp, the Union Cabinet on Friday cleared the Andhra Pradesh (Reorganisation) Bill, 2013, paving the way for its introduction in the Rajya Sabha on February 12.
With the Centre deciding to go ahead with the creation of a separate Telangana state, Union ministers from the Seemandhra region have begun putting in their papers in protest against the move. In Chiranjeevi’s footsteps, M. Pallam Raju (HRD minister) and Surya Kotla Prakash Reddy (MoS, railways) too have submitted resignations.
The Centre on Friday announced that a final decision on the long pending demand for a separate state of Telangana would be taken within a month. In all probability, the UPA government will decide in favour of a united Andhra Pradesh.