New Delhi: Telangana Bill passed in Lok sabha by Voice vote.Home Minister S K Shinde has promised a special financial package for Seemandhra. Lok Sabha has taken up the Telangana Bill for debate. PM Leader of the opposition Sushma Swaraj has declared BJP’s support for Telangana. Telangana debate – Lok Sabha telecast stopped on Speaker Meira Kumar’s orders.
Leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj has said that the BJP is not just supporting the bill, but will also vote for it. Speaking in Parliament during a discussion of the bill. Swaraj had said however, that she “wished Congress had handled this better. Your own CM is in the bill of this house”. Earlier, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has said that he ‘sincerely hopes that the bill will be passed in Parliament.
And while Modi was condoling with the people of Andhra Pradesh, BSP chief Mayawati today said her party would support the Telangana Bill in Parliament. However while supporting Telangana, she also demanded the further division of Uttar Pradesh into four more states to facilitate better administration and development of the region.
“We support the creation of Telangana and our party will support the Telangana bill that the government is bringing,” she told reporters outside Parliament. Justifying the creation of a separate Telangana state, she said, “Andhra Pradesh is a big state and the Telangana region is mostly inhabited by weaker section of the people and SC and ST people. The region is always neglected. So, there was always a demand for a separate state”. Mayawati added her party always favoured the creation of smaller states.