Telangana becomes 29th state of India

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29th-stateNew Delhi: Lok sabha speaker Meira Kumar had declared the passing of the Telangana Bill through a voice vote.

The Congress Working Committee has endorsed a decision to create India’s 29th state, Telangana, by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh on 30 July 2013. The ruling party’s highest decision- making body passed a resolution this evening after the Congress’s allies in the UPA government had unanimously backed the formation of the new state.

Telangana, one of the three regions of Andhra Pradesh, will be India’s 29th state. The decision was cleared this evening first by the parties in the ruling UPA coalition and then by the Congress’s powerful Working Committee.