Srikrishna panel flooded with representations

The Srikrishna committee, which is looking into the Telangana issue, has been flooded with representations from various sections of the society, a member of the panel said today.

Last Updated: May 11, 2010, 00:26 AM IST

Hyderabad: The Srikrishna committee, which
is looking into the Telangana issue, has been flooded with
representations from various sections of the society, a
member of the panel said today.

"We have received over 1.15 lakh representations. It is
not possible to meet all the people. But we will like to meet
a cross-section of the people to obtain their views on the
subject," V K Duggal, the committee`s member-secretary, told
reporters here.

The important thing is that the entire cross-section
of Andhra society must be heard. Before we finish our
consultations, a broad spectrum, cross-section of views must
be obtained by the committee, he added.

The committee members are on a three-day visit to the
city starting today for consultations with political parties.
Besides, the committee would like to meet all other groups and
stakeholders who have sought an audience, he said.

Replying to a query, Srikrishna, chairman of the
panel, said the work of the committee is going on smoothly and
it will be over before December 31, 2010.

Asked about the reported comment of senior TDP leader
M V Mysoora Reddy that the committee comprised retired
persons, he said, "People will say hundreds of things. We
don`t have to respond to that. Otherwise, we will also become
politicians".

He, however, added that three of the five members of
the committee are in active service.

-PTI