With a voice vote, Union Government has finally approved Telangana Bill in 23 minutes of Parliament proceedings, bringing 57 years dream of Telangana people come true. Speaker Meira Kumar formally announced passing of Telangana Bill in Lok Sabha.
After series of adjournments, Lok Sabha has begun at 3 PM as per the schedule. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who were absent in the morning session, attended the afternoon session. Opposition leader Sushma Swaraj initiated the debate and spoke for 10 minutes. She extended her full support to Telangana Bill. At the same time, she assured of full support to Seemandhra in the next term when they come to power. Sushma initiated her speech in Telugu. Jaipal Reddy concluded the debate with his speech. The Bill has been approved with voice vote.The Lower house approved AP State Reorganisation Bill that bifurcates existing Andhra Pradesh into two, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Now, the Bill will be introduced in Rajya Sabha Tomorrow.