Group of Ministers (GoM) on the issue of Telangana will again meet today to finalise its report on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into two states i.e. Andhra and Telengana before submitting it to the Union Cabinet. The GoM is headed by home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde.
Yesterday a delegation of various ministers had met Shinde to discuss the issue of Telegana issue in which discussions took place to create Rayal Telengana district by merging two of the four districts of Rayalaseema with Telangana, the region which comprises 10 districts including Hyderabad. But the meeting remained inconclusive.
Before the GoM meet, a delegation of Andhra Ministers under HRD minister R. Palam Raju, who are opposing the creation of Telengana, presented some points relatiing to the bill. Raju also proposed that Draft Andhra recognition bill should be called 'Andhra Pradesh and Telengana Bill', avoiding an ammendment in the constitution and allowing both the states to enjoy the special status.
Other parties are seeing this is as a political gimmick played by the Congress to sweep the general elections in the country next year and that is why they are opposing this bill right now.