Telangana to be created within two weeks, says defiant K Chandrasekhara Rao

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: Jan 30 2014, 22:57pm hrs
Asserting that Parliament has the sovereign power over formation of new states, TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao today said rejection of AP Reorganisation Bill, 2013 by the State Legislature will not impact formation of separate Telangana.

Referring to provisions of the Constitution, he said Parliament has supreme powers and that the Assembly can only express its views.

Expressing confidence that the Telangana Bill would be moved in the coming session of Parliament, K Chandrasekhara Rao said the separate state would be a reality in another 15 days.

The ensuing general elections would be held in "two states" (post division of Andhra Pradesh), he said.

He said he would go to Delhi tomorrow and try to meet top leaders including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and BJP President Rajnath Singh.

Replying to a query about his party's possible merger with Congress, K Chandrasekhara Rao said the question comes after the Telangana Bill is passed in Parliament.

In an embarrassment for the Centre, the Andhra Pradesh Assembly today passed by voice vote a resolution moved by Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy rejecting the AP Reorganisation Bill-2013 which entails creation of separate Telangana state.