New Delhi: The Telangana statehood issue which first came out in the open in 1960s may take some more time to officially get a separate identity. The UPA Coordination Committee and the Congress Working Committee are likely to meet on Tuesday at 5.30 pm to decide on the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana.
If the CWC and UPA give their nod to Telangana on Tuesday, the Union Cabinet could take up the issue on Thursday or a special Cabinet meeting may be called to discuss the issue. After the Cabinet's go ahead, the proposal to create Telangana will be recommended to a Group of Ministers. The recommendation by the GoM and State Reorganisation Bill will be taken up the Cabinet again.
After Cabinet approval, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will recommend the bill to President Pranab Mukherjee. Then the reference made by the President will be sent to Andhra Pradesh Assembly along with a timeframe. If state Assembly fails to pass the resolution within the given timeframe, the President will refer the bill to the government.
After the President refers the bill to the government, the Cabinet will meet again on the bill for the creation of separate state. The bill will then introduced in Parliament and if approved it will take at least a month to get a separate identity.