In what is being considered as a last compromise formula, Union ministers from Seemandhra reportedly said that they would ensure the smooth passage of the Telangana bill in Parliament provided three major amendments are incorporated before Monday.
Interacting with media after a meeting of all Seemandhra Congress MPs, Union Cabinet Minister Kavuri Sambasiva Rao said they wanted the UPA government to declare Hyderabad as a union territory for 10 years, merge Kurnool and Anantapur districts with Telangana. Along with that, they want to add Bhadrachalam division to Seemandhra if it is serious about their cooperation.
He reportedly said that if this Bill is not amended taking these concerns, they will intensify their resistance and will not allow the Bill to be passed in Parliament. Kavuri reportedly declared that bifurcating Andhra Pradesh is a cruel and atrocious idea. He also added that in the absence of the expelled MPs, the ministers would now troop into the well of the House if the government is bent on passing the Telangana Bill.