Justice Srikrishna committee on the Telangana statehood issue submitted its report on the feasibility for carving out a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday.
Justice B N Srikrishna has handed over his report to the government – 10 months after he was appointed head of a special committee to talk to different political parties and “all sections of society.
Earlier this week, Justice Srikrishna, a former Supreme Court judge, said that he believes his report offers “a permanent solution” to the divisive Telangana debate. He said it is up to the Centre to decide what happens next.
Telangana region consists of 10 districts including Warangal, Adilabad, Khammam, Mahabubnagar (its biggest district), Nalgonda, Rangareddy, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Medak and Hyderabad.
The Congress has 21 MPs from Andhra Pradesh and 12 of them are from Telengana region. The state elects 33 Lok Sabha MPs.
The 12 Telengana MPs belonging to the Congress are under pressure to quit over the issue of a separate state for the region.