On the one hand where these celebrations are on the mark, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, strongly espousing the cause for keeping the state united, appeared set to quit his post in protest.
Pro-integrationists denounced the move and seemed downcast as stage is now set for the creation of a separate state of Telangana once the Rajya Sabha also gives its nod.
With PTI inputs,
Lok Sabha passes Telangana Bill through voice votes
Lok Sabha passes Telangana Bill through voice votes.
Telangana celebrates after the bill is passed
Telangana celebrates with sweets, crackers after the bill is passed.
Telangana celebrates with sweets after bill passes
Telangana celebrates with sweets after bill passes in Lok Sabha through voice votes.
People burst crackers in joy
People burst crackers in joy after Lok Sabha passes Telangana bill.
Sushma Swaraj hit out at the government over bill
Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj hit out at the government over the manner in which the Telangana Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.
People distribute sweets after the passing of Telangana Bill
People distribute sweets after the passing of Telangana Bill.
People raise slogans on Telangana
People raise slogans on Telangana and celebrate after Lok Sabha passes bill.