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‘T’ formation will take time, says Shankar Rao

Handloom and Textiles Minister Dr P Shankar Rao on Wednesday stated that formation of Telangana would take longer as the Centre will have to follow certain procedures to effect the bifurcation of the State.

Talking to reporters at the Congress Legislature Party Office, Shankar Rao said that it took more than two years of time for the formation of three states which were carved out in the recent past. While Uttarakhand was formed in 24 months, Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar in 28 months and it took 32 months for the formation of Chattisgarh.

The minister requested the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee and Telangana Rashtra Samithi not to create an impression that Telangana formation could be done in few days. He asked them to restrain from the making vague statements on the statehood issue and maintain restrain. Asking them not to act in haste, he expressed hope that the Centre would soon announce its decision on the statehood issue.

Shankar Rao also said that the Kiran Kumar Reddy Government would comfortably survive a No Confidence Motion, if it is moved in the legislative assembly. He claimed that the Congress party enjoys majority and there was no threat to the government.

The minister also informed that he wrote a letter to the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday seeking probe into the land allotments made to Raheja Group. He also requested the Chief Minister to cancel the APIIC meeting proposed to be held on November 4 to discuss the Raheja’s issue. (INN)

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