No time-frame for moving Telangana resolution: Rosaiah
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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.


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

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