NEW DELHI, July 31. - The Lok Sabha today passed by voice vote the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Bill 2000 which provides for the creation of Chhattisgarh.
The Bill's passage in the Lower House is considered to be the first step towards the creation of the three new states - Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal and Jharkhand.
The Prime Minister was present along with his ministers in the nearly-full treasury benches to ensure smooth passage of the Bill which was placed by the Union home minister, Mr LK Advani, at the end of a four-hour discussion on the subject.
All the 14 amendments, including those of Mr Raghuvans Prasad Singh who moved as many as 11 …