Srikrishna committee concludes visit to Hyderabad

The Srikrishna committee, set up to study the demand for separate Telangana, concluded its three-day visit to the city today by seeking cross-section of views from political parties and different groups.

Hyderabad: The Srikrishna committee, set up
to study the demand for separate Telangana, concluded its
three-day visit to the city today by seeking cross-section of
views from political parties and different groups.

The committee heard the views of three groups from Telugu
Desam, city-based Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), the Joint
Action Committee espousing the cause of united Andhra Pradesh,
a trade and industry body, Telangana Freedom Fighters Forum
and Telangana Cultural Association among others.

While the Telugu Desam leaders from Telangana wanted a
separate state, those from coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema
stressed on the need to keep the state united.

Significantly, MIM, a major force in Hyderabad, strongly
argued for keeping the state united failing which it favoured
creating a state with Telangana and Rayalaseema.

"The presentations have been good. Each point of view has
been presented very strongly and advocating continuation of
the Telangana area or discontinuation of Telangana area
depending on their respective point of view. All of them will
be considered and we shall arrive at our own conclusions by
analysing the data that has been given," Srikrishna said.

Asked how the committee would draw a conclusion from
divergent views presented by various groups within a political
party like TDP, he said the committee`s mandate is to take all
views on board and find a solution to the contentious issue.

The committee would undertake another three-day visit
to the state from May 17 to 19 during which it would meet
various groups of ruling Congress.

PTI

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