State division must be peaceful: Manmohan Singh

4 Feb, 2014 15:33 IST|Sakshi
State division must be peaceful: Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday hoped the Telangana bill and other bills are passed in parliament.

Speaking to reporters, the prime minister said there are many other major bills to be passed as well including the anti-corruption bill and the communal violence bill that are pending approval before parliament.

"I hope that parliament in its wisdom will be able to clear the Telangana bill," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

He also said this parliament session is the last one of the 15th Lok Sabha before the general elections.

"There are many important bills. the anti-corruption bill, women's reservation bill and the communal violence bill. I sincerely hope that parliament in its wisdom will allow transaction of business in the House," he said.

Manmohan met a delegation of TRS leaders and appealed to them that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh "should be peaceful".

"Nothing should be said or done that can inflame passions. I appeal to all that the bifurcation process should be peaceful," the prime minister told the delegation led by party chief K.C. Rao.

The Telangana Rashtriya Samithi leaders presented the prime minister with a memorandum on Telangana state, said the PMO.

The meeting with the prime minister took place even as MPs from the Seemandhra region of the state protested outside North Block to denounce the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

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