Committee on Telangana to wind up consultations next week

The Sri Krishna Committee, set up by the Centre to examine and resolve the Telangana issue would wrap up its public consultation process next week and begin field visits thereafter, a panel member said on Thursday.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2010, 20:22 PM IST

Hyderabad: The Sri Krishna Committee, set up
by the Centre to examine and resolve the Telangana issue would
wrap up its public consultation process next week and begin
field visits thereafter, a panel member said on Thursday.
"So far so good. Next week is the final round of
discussions. Already some members have started undertaking
active field visits to different districts," panel member
secretary V K Duggal told reporters here at the end of the
two-day visit to the city.

"The panel would like to tour all districts to gather
public hearing before ending the exercise by the first week of
August," he said.

The Committee has so far received over 1,20,000
representations from public out of which about 3,000 are well
presented documents. Many of the representations are just
emotional appeals in favour of separate Telangana or United
Andhra Pradesh, he said.
During the process, it has met about 90 groups and over
1,000 people.

To a query, Duggal said the Committee has decided not to
visit those districts in Telangana where by polls are going to
be held for 12 Assembly seats before mid-August.

The by elections are necessitated due to the resignation
of sitting MLAs in support of Telangana demand.

Asked when the ruling Congress is going to meet the
Committee, he indicated that it is likely to happen next week.

PTI