Telangana MPs, ministers thank Sonia for `historic decision`

Last Updated: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 21:19

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh ministers and MPs
from Telengana region today thanked Congress President Sonia
Gandhi for her "historic decision" initiating the process for
the formation of a separate Telangana state.

"We the ministers and MPs from Telengana express our
sincere gratitude and thanks for your kind gesture for
initiating the process for formation of Telangana state," they
said in a joint letter to the Congress President.

They told her that she has positively responded to the
long-felt desire and aspirations of more than three crore
people of the Telangana region.

"On behalf of the people of Telangana, we assure you
Madam, our unstinted support to the Congress and to your
leadership for this historic decision", they said, assuring
her that they would uphold all the values and virtues in the
true spirit of Indian democracy.

The signatories to the letter included 11 ministers in
the Andhra Pradesh government and 14 MPs.

The MPs included Ponnam Prabhakar, M Jagannadh, G
Sukhender Reddy, Ghanta Vivek, Nandi Yellaiah among others.

The ministers of the state government included Ponnala
Lakshmaiah and J Geetha Reddy, Sudershan Reddy, Damodar
Rajanarsimha, among others.

PTI



First Published: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 21:19
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