The Congress party reportedly mulling to constitute a Second States Reorganization Commission (SRC-2) to deal with the perennial demand for smaller states in the country.
Rashid Alwi, Member of Rajya Sabha and AICC official spokesperson, addressing a press conference in New Delhi on November 9, stated that it was the policy of the Congress to constitute SRC-2 in view of several demands for smaller states like Purvanchal, Gurkhaland, Harita Pradesh and so on including Telangana.
Rashid’s averments assume significance in the context of AICC general secretary and in-charge Andhra Pradesh affairs Gulam Nabhi Azad, promising an announcement on Telangana today, the November 10.
In December 1953, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appointed the States Reorganization Commission to prepare for the creation of states on linguistic lines. This was headed by Justice Fazal Ali.
Based on the Fazal Ali Commission recommendations, the Parliament passed the States Reorganization Act of 1956, which went into effect on 1 November. The SR Act authorized the reorganized the then state boundaries and created or dissolved states and union territories through an amendment to the Constitution.