‘Final decision on Telangana only after talks’

A meeting with leaders and representatives of the regions had already been held.

Updated: Jul 23, 2011, 20:07 PM IST

Gulbarga (Karnataka): A final decision on the
contentious Telangana issue would be taken after detailed
consultations with leaders of both Telangana and Seemandhra
regions at an "an appropriate time and place", Union Health
Minister and Congress Incharge of Andhra Pradesh affairs,
Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Saturday.

"A final decision on the Telangana issue will be taken
after detailed consultation with the leaders of both Telangana
and Seemandhra regions including Ministers, MPs, legislators
and opposition leaders at an appropriate time and place", he
told reporters here.

A meeting with leaders and representatives of the regions
had already been held, the details of which "cannot be
discussed", Azad said.

However, "we will again shortly hold a dialogue with the
ministers, legislators, MPs of the regions after which we will
also seek the opinion of the opposition leaders on the issue".

PTI