No time-frame for moving Telangana resolution: Rosaiah

Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 18:28

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister
K Rosaiah on Friday said there was no time-frame for moving a
resolution in the Assembly on the contentious Telangana
statehood demand.

"I have been told by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
that they would advise me at an appropriate time on moving the
Telangana resolution. So far I haven`t got any written or oral
communication on moving the resolution," he told reporters.
The Chief Minister said he was constantly updating the
party high command over the developments in the state in the
aftermath of the Centre`s announcement on initiating the
process for creation of Telangana state.

"Our leaders in New Delhi are trying to find out a
suitable solution and resolve the crisis," Rosaiah said.

He said the Union Home Minister`s statement on
Telangana has flared up tensions in coastal Andhra and
Rayalaseema regions. "The Congress high command has taken note
of it and discussing it seriously," he said.

On the MLAs` resignation, Rosaiah said: "As Chief
Minister and a colleague, I am really worried over it. But the
resignations have so far been not accepted. The Congress party
has got a system to deal with such things. At an appropriate
time the party will deal with this."

Asked whether his government has slipped into a
minority with the resignation of over 70 Congress MLAs, the
Chief Minister said such a situation would arise only if the
resignations are accepted.
"Since legislators from other parties like TDP and PRP
too have resigned, I don`t think the government will be in a
minority," he said.

Rosaiah said he was thinking about re-constituting the
Legislators` Committee which was constituted by his
predecessor Y S Rajasekhara Reddy to look into the Telangana
issue.

The committee headed by Rosaiah was supposed to hold
consultations and elicit the views of all stakeholders on the
Telangana statehood demand.

"But that process did not take off due to a variety of
reasons. Now that I have become Chief Minister, I am thinking
of re-constituting the committee," Rosaiah said, adding that
the consultation process would begin soon.

PTI



First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009 - 18:28

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