Telangana is a new proposed state to be separated out from the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. The city of Hyderabad would serve as the joint capital of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for ten years. On 30 July 2013 the ruling Congress party announced its intention to carve Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh as the 29th state of Republic of India. The timeline for the creation of the new state involves an elaborate process, which has been allotted a 122 days, or at least four months. The split has to be approved by the Indian Parliament before the state is officially created. When created, Telangana will consist of 10 districts: Hyderabad, Adilabad, Khammam, Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad, Rangareddy, and Warangal. With a population topping 35 million people, the new state will have 17 Lok Sabha seats and 119 Assembly seats.