Besides Congress MPs from Seemandhra, or the non-Telangana region that is opposed to bifurcation, members of Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party have also submitted notice for a no-confidence motion. Mr Naidu met Narendra Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, last night.
Union Minister Killi Kripa Rani, speaking to the Media stated that the Telangana Bill would be opposed by them if the GOM does not include their demands in the draft Telangana Bill.
Union Minister JD Seelam fired at GOM stating that their demands are made clear to the Group of ministers two months before. But, the GOM was least bothered of their demands.
Release of a press note by Prime Minister Manmohan SIngh is expected.
Congress MP Sabbam Hari submitted No-confidence motion against UPA government.
The final copy of the draft Telanagana Bill is expected to be finalised today by the Group of Ministers. GOM held discussions with the Union Ministers and heard their demands yesterday.
The following demands are made by the Seemandhra Union Ministers before the Group of Ministers
- Make the Hyderabad city a Union Territory and divide its revenue among Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.
- Incorporation of Bhadrachalam sub-division into Seemandhra region as this is the submerged area of Polavaram multi-purpose irrigation project.
- Central government must provide special package to the Seemandhra region, particularly Rayalaseema, and adequate funds for construction of a new capital.
- The People of the region should be allowed to avail the existing academic and health facilities to be part of Telangana till new institutes come up in Seemandhra.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy staged a sit-in protest in the Indian Capital at Jantar mantar opposing the Telangana state formation