President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday granted one more week to the State Legislature to debate on the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill up to January 30.

A communication sent by the President was read out in the House on Thursday .

The message said the State government had considered it expedient to seek further time till February 20 for the Legislature to express its views. However, he was allowing time only till January 30 “considering the need for expeditious introduction of the Bill in Parliament”.

Earlier, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy also informed the House about the extension of the deadline.

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