Telangana creation will take six months: Shinde

New Delhi, August 1 (IANS) The process to create the new state of Telangana would be completed in around six months, union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said Thursday.

"The new state (Telangana) will be formed as per constitution. The process should take between five-and-half to six months," Shinde told reporters here.

"There will be no all-party meet. People can come and give their suggestions to the government on the issue," he said.

Shinde said he had called an all-party meet of state leaders Dec 28 last year to evolve consensus on the issue and barring two parties, all had reached agreement.

The home ministry will now proceed as per the Congress Working Committee resolution on Telangana passed July 30.

According to the home minister, his ministry will move a cabinet note soon and once approved, it will be sent to the president who would then mark it to the Andhra Pradesh assembly to be approved in a definite period to be decided by the president.

After the yes or no from the state, the resolution will again go to the president who will then send it to parliament for its approval.

After parliamentary approval, the resolution will again go back to the president and after his approval, the new state will come into being.

Shinde said though the process should have taken around eight to nine months, it should be over in five-and-half months to six months provided things moved quickly.

The bill for Telangana state is expected to come up in the winter session of parliament scheduled in November, said Shinde.

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