Telangana Cong MLAs end boycott of AP House on statehood issue

In a relief to ruling Congress in Andhra Pradesh, party MLAs from Telangana region ended their boycott of the ongoing budget session of the state assembly over the raging Telangana statehood issue.

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011, 19:38 PM IST

Hyderabad: In a relief to ruling Congress in
Andhra Pradesh, party MLAs from Telangana region on Monday ended
their boycott of the ongoing budget session of the state
assembly over the raging Telangana statehood issue.

The decision came following a meeting Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy and state Congress President D Srinivas met
the MLAs in the assembly buildings.

The Congress MLAs from Telangana have unanimously
decided to end their boycott as they have a responsibility to
see that the state budget is passed and that a whip has been
issued for the ongoing legislative council elections, MLA
Arepalli Mohan told reporters after the meeting.

He hoped that the Centre would take a positive decision
on the separate statehood demand after the completion of the
elections in five states.

He, however, asserted that they would continue to raise
their voice for a separate Telangana inside the House.

Replying to a query, he said they asked the Chief
Minister about the Telangana demand.

"The Chief Minister and Centre is likely to call a
meeting of political parties from the state soon to discuss
the Sri Krishna Committee report. The Chief Minister also said
he would abide by Centre`s decision," Mohan said.

PTI