Process for Telangana formation begins

Posted : August 5, 2013 at 6:26 am IST by ManaTelugu
Amidst an uproar over creation of Telangana, Union Finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday told the Parliament that a Cabinet note is being prepared to go into substantive and procedural issues concerning formation of the new state.

In the matter relating to the separate state of Telangana, the Constitution of India lays down a procedure for formation of new states. Besides, a number of substantive matters have to be addressed with the formation of new state. These matters are under consideration of the government the minister said in a brief statement in the Rajya Sabha.

 Chidambaram, who spoke after demands by MPs for a statement from the government and a debate on Telangana, said the Home Ministry will bring a comprehensive note for the Cabinet containing both substantive and procedural issues for the decision of the Cabinet.

He said once the Cabinet takes decisions on these matters, there will be an opportunity for the House to have a structured discussion on the subject. The government will welcome such a discussion at an appropriate time.

Both the Rajya Sabha as well as the Lok Sabha witnessed uproar over the T issue, preventing normal functioning of the two Houses on the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament.