AP Chief Minister called to Delhi

Congress high command has summoned Andhra Pradesh CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy to the national capital to find a solution to the Telangana crisis.

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2011, 23:35 PM IST

Hyderabad: Hours after state Governor ESL
Narasimhan landed in New Delhi on Friday for a with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh tomorrow, the Congress high command has
summoned Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to
the national capital to find a solution to the ongoing crisis
over Telangana.
Pradesh Congress Committee president Botsa Satyanarayana
too has been called to New Delhi for a discussion with the
party top leadership on the contentious statehood issue.

The Governor will meet the Prime Minister and Union Home
Minister P Chidambaram among others and the Chief Minister too
may meet the Prime Minister and other Union Ministers
tomorrow, sources said.

Both the Governor and the Chief Minister are expected to
brief the Central leadership about the current situation in
the state in the light of the ongoing agitation for Telangana
that has crippled normal life for the last 25 days.

The agitation had often been marred by violence.

The Governor is expected to submit a report to the Prime
Minister on the ground situation here, informed sources said.

In Delhi, Congress top brass tonight held hectic
consultations on the statehood issue with Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee holding separate meetings with the Prime
Minister and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the issue.
Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister A K
Antony and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is also the
Congress General Secretary in-charge of the state, met
Mukherjee to discuss the issue.

PTI