Pro-Telangana union leaders meet Azad

Last Updated: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 14:33

Hyderabad: The leaders of pro-Telangana
employees of Andhra Pradesh government, who have been in the
forefront of separate statehood agitation, on Sunday met Union
Minister and Congress general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad here.

"We have come here to urge him to table the bill for
formation of separate Telangana during the Budget session of
Parliament," K Swamy Goud, a union leader, told reporters
after the meeting.

According to Gaud, Azad told the union leaders that
Congress high command was unable take up Telangana issue at
present as it was preoccupied with the assembly elections in
five states.

Azad, in-charge of Congress affairs in Andhra Pradesh,
has been holding consultations with party leaders from the
three regions of the state to find solution to the Telangana
issue.

The meeting of pro-Telangana employees union leaders
with Azad is significant as they are a part of Telangana
political Joint Action Committee (JAC), which has been, till
now, critical of the Congress and Centre for not taking steps
for formation of the separate state.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 14:33

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