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President to decide Telangana Bill issue by Thursday

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will decide on Thursday the four week extension sought by Andhra Pradesh Government to discuss and debate the Telangana bill in the state Assembly before returning it to the President.
PTI January 23, 2014 9:13 IST
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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will decide on Thursday the four week extension sought by Andhra Pradesh Government to discuss and debate the Telangana bill in the state Assembly before returning it to the President.  

The proposal from Andhra Pradesh government has been forwarded to the President by the Prime Minister's Office.  

Rashtrapati Bhavan sources said the President is likely to take a decision whether to allow four weeks time or not to the state government.

Sources said the state government has conveyed that the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill has been debated by the Assembly only for a few days and many of the legislators are yet to speak on it and hence extension of the deadline was required.

If the time limit is extended beyond January 23, the Centre will have a very narrow window to get the Telangana Bill passed in the Parliament which will commence on February 5 to pass the Vote on Account.