Hyderabad: The Congress high command is
holding consultations with MPs, MLAs and MLCs from Telangana,
who have quit their posts, and a solution to the crisis is
expected soon, state party chief Botsa Satyanarayana said
"They (legislators from Telangana) have quit their
posts due to the circumstances. There is nothing more to it. A
solution will be found to the problem," he told reporters in
reply to a query on the crisis gripping the state government
and the Congress following the en masse resignations.
The ministers and others would remain in their posts
till the resignations are accepted, he said.
"They have resigned. But, since the resignations have
not been accepted, they continue to be ministers," he said.
When pointed out that the Congress high command is yet
to do anything on the issue, even though some of the ministers
and MPs who have quit for Telangana are camping in Delhi, the
PCC president said that top leaders are holding consultations.
"You (media) have shown that talks are going on
continuously. How can it be said that nothing is being done,"
Asked what was the need to hold further consultations,
as suggested by Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, since the Sri
Krishna Committee had already held wide-ranging consultations,
Satyanarayana said it was a technical panel, which studied the
issue and gave six suggestions to the government.
There is a need to hold further consultations to find
a good and early solution to the issue in view of the
sensitivities involved, he said.
As many as 101 MLAs, out of 119 from Telangana, have
resigned in support of separate statehood demand till
yesterday. The strength of the Andhra Pradesh assembly is 294.