Telangana Congress leaders to hold talks in Delhi

Telangana Congress leaders will possibly hold talks with senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on the issue of seperate statehood in Delhi today.

Last Updated: Jul 18, 2011, 08:59 AM IST

Hyderabad: Telangana Congress leaders, who have been agitating for separate statehood, will possibly hold talks with senior party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in the national capital on Monday.

Congress MP G Vivek informed reporters last night that Azad, in-charge of party affairs in AP, called up state Panchayati Raj Minister K Jana Reddy and MP K Keshav Rao.

The matter will be discussed in the extended meeting of Telangana Congress leaders today, he said.

The Telangana Congress MPs, MLAs and MLCs had submitted their resignations en mass earlier and held a 48-hour fast last week to press for their demand of a separate state.
The top leadership of Congress had earlier indicated that it planned to initiate a consultation process.

Significantly, Congress leaders from non-Telangana regions are also camping in Delhi to meet the party`s top leaders, to press their case for keeping the state united.
"We (MLAs, ministers and others) want to bring the truth to the notice of Prime Minister and high command. We will Monday meet at MP K S Rao`s residence and decide the proposals to be made," Erasu Pratapa Reddy, state Law Minister and a pro-unified state leader, said yesterday.

PTI