Further consultations to be held over Telangana: PM

Amid the growing clamour for a separate state of Telangana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said there would be further consultations on the issue.

New Delhi: Amid the growing clamour for a
separate state of Telangana, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today said there would be further consultations on the issue.

"I think Home Minister had a meeting with leaders of
political parties from Andhra Pradesh. They had gone back and
will study the report of the Srikrishna Committee. There will
be further consultations," Singh said responding to queries
from reporters at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

His comments came at a time when Congress MPs from the
Telangana region have threatened to resign from the Lok Sabha
if a bill for carving a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh
was not brought in the Budget session of Parliament beginning
next month.

Separate Telangana has been a ticklish issue for the
party which is divided over it on regional lines in the state.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had held a meeting with
Congress MPs from Telangana last week and had asked them to
"co-operate".

PTI

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