Srikrishna report on Telangana submitted, to be made public Jan 6

Thursday, December 30, 2010

NEW DELHI - The B.N. Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana has been submitted to the home ministry and would be made public Jan 6, union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday.

Justice B.N. Srikrishna, the retired Supreme Court judge who headed the panel to look look into the demands for separate statehood to Telangana, handed over the report to Chidambaram in his chamber at North Block at about 3 p.m.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed the issue of a separate Telangana state with his senior ministers Wednesday ahead of the impending report of the panel that examined the contentious demand that has created sharp political divisions in Andhra Pradesh.

Heavy security arrangements have been made in Andhra Pradesh in anticipation of the report being submitted.

The Srikrishna Committee was set up in February to study, among other things, the situation in Andhra Pradesh in the aftermath of the agitation for a separate Telangana state and the counter-protests that virtually crippled the state for weeks.

The committee met over 100 groups, including political parties, intellectuals, politicians and retired bureaucrats and visited all the 23 districts of the state, to ascertain people’s views.

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