Telangana bill row: What are the politicians upto (in pics)

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Hyderabad, Feb 6: Congress MPs from Seemandhra have given notice for a non-confidence motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the plan to split Andhra Pradesh to create a separate Telangana state.

The union cabinet will review the controversial proposal amid protests by politicians on both sides of the divide on Thursday.

Members of Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party have also submitted notice for a no-confidence motion.

Parliament met on Wednesday for its final session before the national election and witnessed angry, loud and persistent disruptions over the plans to create Telangana.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is making desperate efforts the scuttle the bill. He sat on a dharna at Delhi's Jantar Mantar and then met the President yesterday to request him to "use his powers" to stop the bifurcation of his state.

Supporters of both sides of the political divide

Supporters of both sides of the political divide clashed outside Andhra Bhawan

Manmohan Singh with political leaders

MPs from Seemandhra have given notice for a non-confidence motion against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the plan to split Andhra Pradesh.

Desperate efforts to scuttle the bill

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is making desperate efforts to scuttle the bill.

AP state legislature rejecting the Telangana bill

Reddy led an initiative that resulted in the Andhra Pradesh state legislature rejecting the Telangana bill that the Centre wants to push through Parliament.

Bill will be sent to the President for his assent

Once the Cabinet approves the bill, it will be sent to the President for his assent and then will be voted on in Parliament.

Chief Minister meets the President

Chief Minister meets the President Pranab Mukherjee regarding the Telangana Bill.

Chief Minister welcomes Pranab Mukherjee

Chief Minister welcomes President Pranab Mukherjee to discuss Telangana issue.

Sharad Pawar meeting leaders

Sharad Pawar meeting leaders regarding the Telangana issue.

Jagan Mohan Reddy meets President

Jagan Mohan Reddy meets President Pranab Mujherjee to discuss the Telangana issue.

Sharad Pawar discussing Telangana issue

The Assembly sent back the bill seeking more than 9000 changes. The Andhra Pradesh Assembly's opinion is not binding on the Centre.

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