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Anti-Telangana ministers meet, discuss CM`s appeal

Last Updated: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 20:45

Hyderabad: A group of ministers from coastal
Andhra and Rayalaseema regions, who threatened to resign in
protest against the division of the state, on Sunday discussed
Chief Minister K Rosaiah`s appeal not to quit office.

Three senior ministers from among the 20 ministers who
threatened to quit yesterday over the move carve out a
separate Telangana briefed today`s meeting of their
deliberations with the Chief Minister.

The three ministers--Dharmana Prasada Rao (Revenue), Gade
Venkata Reddy (Endowments) and C Silpa Mohan Reddy (Housing)--
met the Chief Minister at his residence this evening and
informed him about the decision of 20 ministers to step down
in deference to the wishes of their constituents.

Since only 13 of the 20 ministers were present in today`s
deliberations, it was decided that the entire group will meet
tomorrow and later meet the Chief Minister.

Rosaiah is reported to have told the ministers, "I too
will have to quit my post in the event of your resignation."

The ministers also discussed the situation in the
respective regions where they belong.


First Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 20:45

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