In spite of strong opposition, the centre has decided to table Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha on Thursday.
Government had already taken the President's nod for introduction of the Bill in the Lower House after initially planning to table the Bill in Rajya Sabha. Since the separate statehood legislation is a Money Bill, it could not be tabled in Upper House.
The Government decided to go ahead with bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh notwithstanding the state Assembly's rejection of the Telangana Bill. The Telangana issue continues to rock both Houses of Parliament and virtually no business was conducted in the extended Winter session that began on February 5.
Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge had to cut his presentation of Rail Budget short, due to ruckus created by Seemandhra MPs.
As per the plan, Telangana will comprise 10 districts while the rest of Andhra Pradesh would retain 13 districts. Hyderabad will be the common capital for both states for approximately 10 years.