BJP To Introduce Private Bill on Telangana

  • December 15, 2011 2:32 pm

The Bharatiya Janata Party MP Prakash Javadekar will introduce a Private Member’s Bill on Telangana statehood in the Rajya Sabha tomorrow. The Bill will come up for discussion tomorrow from 2:30 PM to 5 PM.

Here is the full text of the Resolution to be discussed in the Rajya Sabha:

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LIST OF BUSINESS

Friday, December 16, 2011

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(FROM 2.30 P.M. TO 5.00 P.M.)

PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS (RESOLUTIONS)

1. SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR to move the following Resolution: –

“Having regard to the fact that—

(i) the State of Andhra Pradesh was formed in the year 1956 after amalgamating Telugu speaking areas, however, first State Reorganisation Committee had recognized Telengana as a potential separate state, even the first  Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had assured justice to Telengana while inaugurating the new state;

(ii) despite all these assurances, due to the lop-sided policies of the Governments in the State, some areas remained neglected in the fields of education, employment, irrigation, development, etc. and this neglect and backwardness have led to an acute feeling of alienation among the people of Telengana region, who have been demanding a separate state since 1969;

(iii) Telangana consists of ten districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely – Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahboobnagar, Medak, Nalgongda, Khammam, Warrangel, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Nizamabad and nine out of these ten districts are recognized by the Government of India as backward, despite availability of  many natural resources, the benefits have failed to reach its people;

(iv) the experience of  creation of smaller states has been good as it makes administration smoother and efficient coupled with higher development of the areas that have been neglected and from the people’s perspective, this  gives them more access to the government and reduces disparity level between the developed and non-developed areas;

(v) there is merit in the demand for a separate state of Telengana as it serves the cause of geographical continuity, economic viability as well as administrative convenience; and

(vi) the Central Government had announced on 9th December, 2009 that the process of formation of separate State of Telengana has begun but now the Government is backtracking and has taken a complete U-turn on this promise, which has resulted in continuous agitation in the region,

this House urges upon the Government to create a separate State of Telengana with a separate Legislature, Executive and Judiciary in accordance with the Constitution of India.”


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