Hyderabad: The Srikrishna committee on
Telangana issue has so far interacted with about 100 groups
and over 1,000 people as part of its consultation process.
"I think we met about 100 groups and over 1,000 persons
with whom we interacted. We are in the process of gathering
information. We are sure that the train is progressing on time
and reach its destination also on time," Srikrishna, Chairman
of the panel, told reporters at the end of a three-day visit
to the city.
The committee is mandated to submit its report by
December 31 this year.
V K Duggal, member-secretary of the committee, said they
would undertake field visits from next month and would like to
complete the exercise by first week of August.
Duggal said the ruling Congress leaders are likely to
meet the committee during the first week of July when the
committee visits Hyderabad.
To a query, Duggal said the committee has already heard
three different groups of TDP leaders.
When specifically asked whether party president N
Chandrababu Naidu would meet the committee, Srikrishna said,
"party president gave us the graphic description of two eyes
and all that".
He was apparently referring to Naidu saying that
Telangana and non-Telangana regions are like his two eyes and
that he cannot take any decision in favour or against any
Duggal said the committee has informally met the TDP
president earlier and would meet him again if necessary.
When pointed out that the political parties presenting
more than one view would result in confusion, Srikrishna said,
"more the confusion, better the solution".
During its three-day visit, the committee had meetings
with the Lok Satta Party, the IUML and also a video-conference
with a group of NRIs in the United States.