Chronology of Key Dates Relating to the Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh (2001–14)

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Here are the complete lists of events thath took place in the process of forming a separate Telangana State.

Chronology of Key Dates Relating to the Bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh (2001–14)

27 April 2001: K. Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) forms the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS).
30 October 2001: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) passes the resolution on Telangana and second States Reorganisation Commission (SRC).
4 March 2004: The Congress and TRS reaffirm alliance for the 2004 Lok Sabha and state assembly elections based on the CWC resolution of 30 October 2001.
27 May 2004 The UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government releases the National Common Minimum Programme (NCMP) that formulates its approach on the Telangana issue.
7 June 2004 President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam addresses the joint Houses of Parliament. He repeats the NCMP formulation on the Telangana issue.
12 September 2006 KCR resigns from Union Cabinet.
12 February 2009 Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy (YSR), Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, makes a statement on Telangana in the Andhra Pradesh assembly.
2 September 2009 YSR dies in a helicopter crash.
3 September 2009 K. Rosaiah takes over as Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
29 November 2009 KCR goes on a hunger strike demanding the creation of Telangana.
7 December 2009 K. Rosaiah calls an all-party meeting in Hyderabad to discuss the situation arising out of the hunger strike and to deliberate on the next steps on Telangana.
9 December 2009 Home Minister P. Chidambaram issues a statement at 11: 30 p.m. that gives the impression that Telangana will be created. KCR calls off the hunger strike.
10 December 2009 P. Chidambaram and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee respond to queries on the 9 December statement in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha respectively.
23 December 2009 P. Chidambaram issues a statement giving further clarifications on the 9 December statement and sets out the way forward.
5 January 2010 P. Chidambaram calls a meeting in New Delhi of eight recognized political parties of Andhra Pradesh.
3 February 2010 The Government of India constitutes the Srikrishna Committee to examine the issue of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
24 November 2010 K. Rosaiah resigns as Chief Minister and is replaced by Kiran Kumar Reddy the following day.
30 December 2010 The Srikrishna Committee submits its report.
6 January 2011 P. Chidambaram calls an all-party meeting in New Delhi and makes the Srikrishna Committee report public.
5 August 2011 A Calling Attention Motion is heard on Telangana in the Lok Sabha. P. Chidambaram speaks at length.
2 May 2012 A debate on demands-for-grants of the Home Ministry ensues in the Lok Sabha. P. Chidambaram speaks on Telangana.
1 August 2012 P. Chidambaram returns as Finance Minister and Sushilkumar Shinde takes over as Home Minister.
28 December 2012 Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde convenes an all-party meeting on Telangana in New Delhi, and announces that the final decision will be taken within a month.
30 July 2013 The CWC passes a resolution calling for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the creation of Telangana.
3 October 2013 The Cabinet meets to consider the note of the Home Ministry recommending (i) the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and (ii) the constitution of a Group of Ministers (GoM); it approves both.
8 October 2013 A GoM is constituted to prepare legislation to give effect to the Cabinet decision of 3 October 2013.
11 October 2013 The first formal meeting of the GoM takes place.
19 October 2013 The second formal meeting of the GoM takes place.
7 November 2013 The third formal meeting of the GoM takes place.
12, 13 November 2013 The GoM meets leaders of political parties of Andhra Pradesh.
18 November 2013 The GoM meets Union ministers from Seemandhra and also the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.
21 November 2013 The fourth formal meeting of the GoM takes place.
27 November 2013 The fifth and the final formal meeting of the GoM takes place.
3 December 2013 The GoM finalizes its report and the Reorganisation Bill.
5 December 2013 The Cabinet meets to consider the GoM report and the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013. It approves the Bill.
12 December 2013 President Pranab Mukherjee refers the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 to the Andhra Pradesh legislature.
16 December 2013 The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 is introduced in the Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly and council.
30 January 2014 The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly and council approve the resolution tabled on 26 January 2014 by the Chief Minister, rejecting the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 by voice vote. Communication from the state is received by the GoM on 3 February 2014.
4, 5, 6 February 2014 The GoM meets informally to finalize the Bill to be introduced in the Lok Sabha.
7 February 2014 The Cabinet approves the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014.
12 February 2014 The Cabinet considers further changes to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 relating to the Polavaram project and approves changes. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders over lunch.
13 February 2014 The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014 is introduced in the Lok Sabha. Chaos prevents debate.
17 February 2014 The Home Minister and the author meet BJP leaders.
18 February 2014 The Lok Sabha passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014.
19 February 2014 The Home Minister and the author meet BJP leaders, after which the Prime Minister meets them. Kiran Kumar Reddy resigns as Chief Minister.
20 February 2014 The Rajya Sabha passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2014.
1 March 2014 The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 is notified in the Gazette of India.
1 March 2014 President’s Rule is imposed in Andhra Pradesh and the assembly is placed in suspended animation.
1 March 2014 The Cabinet formally approves the Prime Minister’s commitment of 20 February 2014 in the Rajya Sabha, including the grant of special category status to the successor state of Andhra Pradesh for five years.
4 March 2014 2 June 2014 is notified as appointed day for the formation of Telangana.
10 April 2014 A detailed review of the implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 is carried out by the author with Andhra Pradesh Governor and senior state government officials in Hyderabad.
29 May 2014 The Polavaram Ordinance is notified in the Gazette of India.
2 June 2014 The Telangana government takes over.
8 June 2014 The new government takes over in the successor state of Andhra Pradesh.
8 July 2014 The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014, replacing the 29 May 2014 Ordinance with retrospective effect, is introduced in the Lok Sabha.
11 July 2014 The Lok Sabha passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
14 July 2014 The Rajya Sabha passes the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
17 July 2014 The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2014 is notified with retrospective effect.

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