Decision on Telangana only after Azad`s report: PC

A decision on Telangana will be taken only after Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad submits his report on his deliberations with Congress MLAs and MPs of Andha Pradesh, Home Minister P Chidambaram said Friday.

New Delhi: A decision on Telangana will be
taken only after Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad submits his report on his deliberations with Congress MLAs and
MPs of Andha Pradesh, Home Minister P Chidambaram said Friday.

Talking to reporters here, he said Azad, the Congress
general secretary in-charge of Andhra Pradesh, has conveyed to
him that he would submit a report on Telangana after consultation with the party MLAs and MPs either today or tomorrow.

"He has told them (MLAs and MPs) that allow a little time
for the party to take a decision and the government to take a
decision."

Chidambaram was replying to a question on when the Centre
will convene an all-party meeting to deliberate on the issue
of Telangana.

He said four political parties of Andhra Pradesh have not
taken their decision on the issue and in the top of the list
is the Congress party.
"TDP and MIM are waiting to see what Congress party`s
decision will be. The other party the YSR Congress has not
indicated its mind either.

"So I think one important stage of the consolation
appears to be over today and the report will be submitted
today or tomorrow. And after that I hope that the parties will
make up their mind quickly as I appealed in Parliament to
enable me to call an all party meeting," he said.

PTI

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