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Telangana: Step closer to statehood

July 30, 2013

Brushing aside opposition after dithering for nearly four years, the Congress and the UPA coalition on Tuesday (July 30) unanimously endorsed creation of a separate Telangana state from out of Andhra Pradesh. "It is resolved to request the Central government to make steps in accordance with the Constitution to form a separate state of Telangana ......within a definite timeframe," said a resolution of the Congress Working Committee, the highest policy-making body of the party, after over an hour-long meeting.