Residual Andhra Pradesh state after its bifurcation to form Telangana, has been struggling to decide on the state formation day. Before bifurcation, Andhra Pradesh used to celebrate its state formation day on Nov 1 as Andhra Pradesh came into existence with the amalgamation of Andhra and Hyderabad in 1956 on the same day.
However with the formation of Telangana on June 2 2014, speculation is on when Andhra Pradesh will be celebrating its new state formation day. Many thought that since Chandra Babu took oath as CM of Andhra Pradesh on June 8th 2014, AP Government will announce it as state formation day. Many felt this may create undue controversy and announcing June 2nd will hurt the ego of Andhra People who are pained at the way state has been divided.
After deliberations, today Andhra Pradesh CM Chandra Babu Naidu along with his cabinet, it was decided that Andhra Pradesh will celebrate its state formation day on June 2nd itself along with Telangana. Senior Minister Palle Raghunadha Reddy after the cabinet meet announced the decision to media. He announced “We thought it not proper to fix June 8 as the Formation Day as the new state formally came into being on June 2 itself. Hence June 2 will be our Formation Day.”