Clear stand on Telangana: Centre to AP parties

The government on Wednesday hoped that four political parties in Andhra Pradesh will take a call on Telangana issue by end of December,.

Updated: Nov 30, 2011, 19:18 PM IST

New Delhi: The government on Wednesday hoped that
four political parties in Andhra Pradesh -- Congress, TDP, MIM
and YSR Congress -- will take a call on Telangana issue by end
of December, enabling it to convene an all-party meeting.
Home Minister P Chidambaram said four political parties
of the state -- BJP, TRS, CPI, CPI-M -- have already taken
their stand on the Telangana issue but the four others were
yet to make up their mind.

"We expect that the remaining four political parties,
including Congress, will be able to make up their mind, say
before end of December to enable me to call an all-party
meeting of all Andhra Pradesh parties as early as possible.

"That is the progress that I can report. I am confident
that they will make up their mind by December," he said at a
press conference here.

Asked whether he can give any possible date for holding
the all-party meeting, Chidambaram said, "I can`t give you a
date. But, I sincerely hope that it will be possible for me to
call an all-party meeting of the eight parties say in December
or early January (2012).

"I sincerely hope so. Two earlier meetings were held on
5th of January, 2010 and 6th of January, 2011. January looks
like a good month...," he said.
PTI