Both the states have written to the Centre calling for increase of seats

Assembly seats to rise in Andhra Telangana as AP reorganization act to be amendedThe Assembly building in Hyderabad
news Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 09:09

Centre is keen to amend the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act to increase the number of assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as sought by both the Telugu states, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said today.

Speaking to reporters after meeting Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi, Naidu said, "Home Ministry will now write to Law Ministry which in turn will get the opinion of Attorney General of India. The Central government is keen to amend the AP Reorganisation Act after getting the opinion of the Attorney General. I am confident that the people of Telugu states will soon hear the good news." 

Naidu said both the states have written to the Centre seeking implementation of section 26 of the AP Reorganisation Act, which calls for enhancement of number of legislative assembly seats of Andhra Pradesh from 175 to 225, and Telangana from 119 to 153.

He said after extensive deliberations with top officials of various ministries, "it was decided that AP Reorganisation Act may be amended suitably in order to increase the number of assembly seats in both the Telugu states." 

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