The UPA has finally given its nod to the fomation of a seperate Telangana state. The issue had been going on ever since Telangana had been merged with Andhra Pradesh in the fifties. The government has now announced that the process of formation of new state will now be started. It is likely to take 3-4 months.
"Formation of Telangana has not been an easy decision, wide consultations have been done. Resolution asks Centre to assist Andhra government to maintain harmony in both states. Congress Working Committee (CWC) presided by Sonia Gandhipassed a resolution and resolved to form a separate state of Telangana, Hyderabad to be joint capital for 10 years for both states," Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said.