Public meeting on Telangana in AP capital on June

Congress leaders from the Telangana region decided to convey their concerns to party high command once again.

Hyderabad: Stepping up their efforts to get a favourable decision on separate Telangana demand ahead of general elections next year, Congress leaders from the region today decided to convey their concerns to party high command once again.

Some of the Telangana Congress leaders are expected to go to Delhi to pursue the matter with the party`s central leadership.

A massive public meeting would be organised here on June 30 to highlight the aspiration of the people for separate statehood, state Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy told reporters here.

He was speaking after a meeting of Telangana Congress leaders, which was attended by Deputy Chief Minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha and a large number of MPs and MLAs among others.

Congress Lok Sabha member G Sukhender Reddy said the party MPs, MLAs, MLCs and other leaders unitedly sought to pursue the statehood demand with the party leadership.
The Telangana Congress leaders would also submit a memorandum to the party high command.

Asked about a party MLA reportedly writing a letter to Jana Reddy expressing doubts about the strategy, Sukhender Reddy said there are no differences among the Telangana Congress leaders.

The Telangana Congress leaders have been mounting pressure on the party leadership to take an early on the Telangana, claiming that delay would hurt the party politically.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde today held discussions with Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan, who briefed him about the current situation in the state.

"Discussion is going on at the highest level," Shinde told reporters here when asked whether there was any forward movement on the demand for a separate Telangana.