Refusing to confirm whether the Bill to carve out separate Telangana state will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament, beginning this week, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Sunday said the Bill will come “very soon” before Parliament.

“Meetings (of GoM) have almost been completed to carve out separate state of Telangana. After taking opinion from the Union Law department, it will come before the Group of Ministers (GoM) and after that only it will be kept before the Cabinet,” Mr. Shinde said, while responding to a query on whether the Bill on Telangana will be tabled in the winter session of Parliament.

After Cabinet clears the draft Bill, it will go to the President for obtaining his permission, he said.

“Thereon, it will be sent to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly for taking another opinion. I have said that very soon we will bring this Bill (before Parliament),” he said.

The Union Cabinet had earlier approved creation of a separate state of Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh.