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Kiran Reddy meets Sonia, discusses Telangana

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and is understood to have discussed the political situation in the state.



New Delhi: On the eve of the release of the Justice BN Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana,
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday met
Congress president Sonia Gandhi and is understood to have
discussed the political situation in the state.

Kiran Reddy arrived here this morning to participate
in tomorrow`s meeting convened by Home Minister P Chidambaram
to discuss the contents of the report of the committee.

He met Gandhi at her 10, Janpath residence for over
an hour and is understood to have discussed the political
situation in the state arising out of the Telangana statehood
demand.

Andhra Pradesh is awaiting with bated breath for the
release of the report, which is understood to have dwelled
into the demands for a separate Telangana state as well as a
united Andhra Pradesh.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister is believed
to have briefed the Congress president about the elaborate
security arrangements made by his government to thwart any
violence.

Violence had erupted last year in the Telangana
region after the Centre decided to hold wide-ranging
consultations with all stakeholders on the statehood demand.
Ahmed Patel, Gandhi’s political secretary, was also
present at the meeting.

The issue of Congress MPs and MLAs threatening to
resign from their posts if the committee did not recommend a
separate Telangana state is also believed to have come up for
discussion.

However, there was no official word on what
transpired at the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Congress High Command has asked all
party MPs from Telangana to be in the capital today for
consultations.

The MPs accompanied by PCC chief D Srinivas are
expected to meet Finance Minister and senior Congress leader
Pranab Mukherjee later in the day.The MPs may also meet other
senior leaders of the party today and tomorrow.

PTI

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