STUTTERING TO STATEHOOD
The long march to Telangana
DECEMBER 9 Home Minister P. Chidambaram initiates “process” of Telangana. Consults stakeholders.
JANUARY 28 V. Srikrishna Committee constituted to hold consultations. DECEMBER 30 Committee submits its report.
JULY 4 Telangana MLAs and MPs resign en masse demanding statehood.
DECEMBER 28 Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde convenes meeting with eight parties.
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.
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.