Trinamool to oppose T-bill in Parliament

Trinamool to oppose T-bill in Parliament
Kolkata, Feb 10: Trinamool Congress today said it would oppose in Parliament the Telangana Bill seeking to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh.

"We are for united India and our party will oppose the Telangana Bill in Parliament," party spokesperson Derek O'Brien said. Meanwhile, TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu is expected to arrive here today to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to discuss among others the Telangana Bill.

Earlier last year, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy met Banerjee to seek her support for a united Andhra Pradesh.

Last week, Cabinet had approved the Telangana Bill and the bill is expected to be presented in the parliament this week. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy who has always been opposing the Bill has said that he would end his political career if the bill gets approved in the parliament.

Earlier, Andhra Pradesh assembly had rejected the Bill. However, BJP has declared support to the Bill when it is presented in the parliament. 

The proposed legislation does not provide for grant of Union Territory status to Hyderabad despite demands to that effect but the government will announce a special package for Rayalaseema and north coastal Andhra to address concerns of the people there.

Oneindia News

(With PTI inputs)

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