Srikrishna Committee Has Favoured Maintaining the Status Quo of a United Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

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The Srikrishna Committee has favoured maintaining the status quo of a united Andhra Pradesh and described the demand for a Telangana State as the β€œsecond best option.”

The 461-page report lists six options β€”

  • Maintaining the status quo;
  • Bifurcation of the State into Seemandhra and Telangana, with Hyderabad as a Union Territory, and the two States developing their own capitals in due course;
  • Bifurcation of the State into the Rayala-Telangana and coastal Andhra regions, with Hyderabad being an integral part of Rayala-Telangana;
  • Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Seemandhra and Telangana, with an enlarged Hyderabad metropolis as a separate Union Territory;
  • Bifurcation of the State into Telangana and Seemandhra as per the existing boundaries, with Hyderabad serving as the capital of Telangana, and Seemandhra having a new capital; and
  • Keeping the State united by simultaneously providing certain definite constitutional/statutory measures for socio-economic development and political empowerment of the Telangana region β€” creation of a statutorily empowered Telangana Regional Council.
Telanagana Tangle