STUT­TER­ING TO STATE­HOOD

The long march to Te­lan­gana

India Today - - SPECIAL REPORT -

2009

DE­CEM­BER 9 Home Min­is­ter P. Chi­dambaram ini­ti­ates “process” of Te­lan­gana. Con­sults stake­hold­ers.

2010

JAN­UARY 28 V. Srikr­ishna Com­mit­tee con­sti­tuted to hold con­sul­ta­tions. DE­CEM­BER 30 Com­mit­tee sub­mits its re­port.

2011

JULY 4 Te­lan­gana MLAs and MPs re­sign en masse de­mand­ing state­hood.

2012

DE­CEM­BER 28 Home Min­is­ter Sushilku­mar Shinde con­venes meet­ing with eight par­ties.

2013

APRIL 29 Five Congress MPs be­gin 48-hour­long dharna at Par­lia­ment House. OC­TO­BER 3 Union Cab­i­net ap­proves pro­posal for bi­fur­ca­tion, forms a GoM for it. DE­CEM­BER 5 Union Cab­i­net ap­proves the Andhra Pradesh Re­or­gan­i­sa­tion (draft) Bill.

2014

JAN­UARY 30 State As­sem­bly and Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil re­ject the bill. FE­BRU­ARY 5 CM N. Ki­ran Ku­mar Reddy leads protest against the bill in Delhi. FE­BRU­ARY 6 GoM fi­nalises bill changes. FE­BRU­ARY 13 Congress MP La­gada­p­ati Ra­jagopal stuns Lok Sabha with pep­per spray when the Govern­ment tries to in­tro­duce the bill. FE­BRU­ARY 17 Y.S. Ja­gan Mo­han Reddy ar­rested while march­ing to­wards Par­lia­ment. FE­BRU­ARY 18 Bill passed by voice vote in Lok Sabha amid pan­de­mo­nium.

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