TDP not to attend Telangana meeting in Delhi

Telugu Desam Party would not attend the all party meet convened by P Chidambaram in Delhi.

Updated: Jan 05, 2011, 23:39 PM IST

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party on Wednesday night
announced it would not attend the all-party meeting convened
by Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in Delhi tomorrow to
discuss Srikrishna Committee report on Telangana statehood
issue.

In a letter to Chidambaram, TDP president N Chandrababu
Naidu said it was for the Centre to take the decision on the
issue.

"The Justice Srikrishna Committee that was appointed to
look into the statehood issue has already submitted its
report. We feel it is now for the government of India to take
a decision on the issue. Hence, we have felt it not necessary
to depute our representatives for the all-party meeting,"
Naidu said in the letter.

Telangana Rashtra Samiti and BJP have already said they
will not be attending the meet tomorrow where the Union Home
Minister will formally hand over copies of the Committee
report to the political parties before making it public.

Congress, Praja Rajyam Party, CPI, CPI(M) and
Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen will be attending the meet.

PTI