Bill will be introduced in the winter session: Narayanasamy

Even as the government expressed its determination to table the Telangana Bill during the winter session of the parliament, the GoM indicated that it is likely to have a few more sittings, including on Thursday, before sending its report to the Cabinet.

In a related development, the GoM interacted with government officials and a delegation of Seemandhra Ministers in the Union Cabinet on Wednesday met GoM member and Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh and reiterated its demand that Hyderabad be made a permanent Union Territory.

The delegation insisted that the temple town of Bhadrachalam, now in Khammam district, in Telangana, be remerged with East Godavari district (in Seemandhra).

Officials from various government departments — Home, Finance, Water Resources, Health, Power and Personnel — presented their reports during the interactions. The GoM had sought clarifications from the Ministries of Home and Water Resources about naxal threats and water-sharing from the Krishna and Godavari. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy, a special invitee to the GoM, told The Hindu he was confident that the Telangana bill would be introduced in the ensuing winter session of Parliament, which begins on December 5, after all formalities were completed. Even as Seemandhra leaders seek that Hyderabad be brought under the Centre’s control, Telangana Rashtra Samithi MLA K.T. Chandrasekhara Rao maintains that his party was dissatisfied with the Centre’s announcement to make Hyderabad joint capital for 10 years. “Five years is more than enough for the Seemandhra people to create their own capital,” he said

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