Telangana bill to Lok Sabha on Dec 10th

The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill 2013 is all set to come up before the Lok Sabha in the second week of December. Even though the House is being summoned to sit on December 5, the first day normally would be adjourned after obituary references. The next day, December 6 being Babri Masjid anniversary, important business is unlikely to be taken up in the House. Since there would be no sitting on Saturday and Sunday, serious business is expected to commence only from December 9.

However, since it would be the first day of business, the opposition parties including the BJP are likely to raise issues like the coal gate scam to score a point over the UPA government and force the adjournment of the House. According to sources, the Telangana bill is likely to be tabled in the Lok Sabha any day between December 10 and 13.

The government sources said the debate on the T bill will be a short one. “In the case of the Uttar Pradesh Reorganization Bill 2000, the time allotted was just four hours. This time also, the ruling party would not allow the debate to go out of hand. At best, three to fours hours will be allotted for the debate,” the sources said.

According to the sources, none of the Seemandhra leaders would be given a chance to speak on the bill. “The principal speaker from the ruling benches will be home minister Sushilkumar Shinde who will pilot the bill,” they said. Except the BJP, none of the political parties would get more than five minutes to speak as the Congress wants to finish the debate as early as possible, the sources said and added that the plan of the UAP government is to take steps to ensure that the two states come into existence on New Year Day (January 1), 2014.

Source: TOI

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