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Non-Telangana Cong leaders to voice stand in Delhi

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 00:02

Hyderabad: In the wake of Telangana Congress leaders lobbying with the party high command for a favourable decision on separate statehood demand, Congress leaders from the non-Telangana regions on Monday said they would also go to Delhi to voice their feelings.

"Definitely, we will go to Delhi to express our feelings to the Centre and also to our party high command," Andhra Pradesh Primary Education Minister S Sailajanath, who hails from Rayalaseema region, told reporters.

Agreeing that there is a sentiment in favour of separate Telangana in the region, senior Congress MLA JC Diwakar Reddy said the feelings of Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra should also matter.

Meanwhile, Congress MLA from Telanagana region G Venkataramana Reddy said they did not impose any deadline before the party president Sonia Gandhi for a favourable decision on the separate statehood demand.

A large delegation of Telangana Congress MPs, MLAs and state ministers met top Congress leaders like Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram last week and demanded that a decision on Telangana be made quickly.

Some of the leaders had reportedly threatened to quit their posts if a favourable decision is not taken by July.

Meanwhile, state Congress president Botsa Satyanarayana, who is the state Transport Minister, met Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy today and discussed various issues concerning the party with him, sources said.


First Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 00:02

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