Union gets 29th state: Amid chaos in Parliament, Telangana is born

Written by Express news service | Updated: Feb 22 2014, 15:18pm hrs
Parliament approved the Bill to divide Andhra Pradesh and create the new state of Telangana on Thursday evening amid vociferous protests by members from Seemandhra, Trinamool Congress and Shiv Sena. Despite raising concerns, the BJP backed the government. The CPM walked out in protest.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a six-point development package for the two successor states, including the grant of special category status and tax incentives to Seemandhra.