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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Home Affairs 

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2782

TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2009 / SRAVANA 7, 1931 (SAKA)

 Granting Special Status to a Part of Erstwhile State of Hyderabad.

2782.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a)       whether it is a fact that the people of Karnataka have been requesting for a special status to the region which was a part of erstwhile State of Hyderabad before 1956, under Atricle 371 of the Constitution at par with Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh which was also a part of the then State of Hyderabad and has been given a special status under Article 371D of the Constitution; and

(b)       if so, by when the necessary Constitutional amendment is proposed to be introduced in Parliament? 

 

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI AJAY MAKEN)

(a):      A proposal was received from Government of Karnataka to amend Article 371 of the Constitution of India to provide region-wise reservation in employment and admission to educational institutions in Karnataka, including Hyderabad-Karnataka region, on the lines of provisions in Article 371 D of the Constitution of India in respect of Andhra Pradesh.

(b):      No definite timeframe can be specified in this regard.