Telangana Congmen likely to visit Delhi

Andhra Pradesh ministers and other Congress leaders from Telangana region are likely to go to Delhi soon to meet top party leaders over the separate statehood demand.

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2011, 20:37 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh ministers and other
Congress leaders from Telangana region are likely to go to
Delhi soon to meet top party leaders over the separate
statehood demand.

Congress Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao, who is the
co-convener of the steering committee of Telangana Congress
leaders, told reporters here today that the ministers and
others may visit the national capital soon.

Senior minister K Jana Reddy, another leader of the
steering committee, met the state Congress president Botsa
Satyanarayana here yesterday and discussed the issue, party
sources said.

The Telangana Congress leaders, particularly the MPs, have
been vocal in raising the separate Telangana demand. They held
fasts and participated in `rail roko` agitation, which was
organised during the `sakala janula samme` (strike by all
sections of people) in September and October this year in
support of the Telangana demand.

The Congress leadership and the Centre, however, made it
clear those further consultations needed to be conducted over
the contentious Telangana issue and that a consensus is
required.

Keshav Rao expressed confidence that the Congress would
eventually accede to the separate statehood demand, though
there is a delay in it.

PTI