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Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

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The government will place Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow.

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New Delhi: The government will place Telangana Bill in Rajya Sabha tomorrow. which the Rajya Sabha could not take up today, following a deadlock between BJP and the government over the demand for a Constitution amendment and a wholesome package for Seemandhra.

A meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and several ministers and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley and M Venkiah Naidu could not come to an agreement.

One of the factors behind BJP’s stand could be electoral considerations in the Seemandhra region and the possibility of lack of allies TDP in that region, political analysts feel.

On its part, the Congress appeared to mollify Seemandhra sentiments with party President asking the government to come out with a special category status to the residual state of
Andhra Pradesh for five years to cater to its developmental needs.

The Upper House, where high drama was witnessed with a TDP member C M Ramesh pushing Secretary General Shumsher K Sheriff and snatching papers from him, witnessed a number of adojurnments during the day.

And in the evening, when there was expectation that Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, which was passed by Lok Sabha yesterday, would be taken up, the House was adjourned abruptly without any reason being disclosed.

Sources said the BJP has raised the issue of the need to have a Constitutional amendment for splitting Andhra Pradesh in view of the fact that the Reorganisation Bill provides for conferring law and order powers on the Governor, which may going against the provisions of the Constitution.

PTI

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