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Top Congress brass discusses Telangana issue

With the Centre under pressure in the wake of resignations of several MPs, MLAs and ministers from Andhra Pradesh, Congress top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday held consultations on the issue of separate Telangana.



New Delhi: With the Centre under pressure in
the wake of resignations of several MPs, MLAs and ministers
from Andhra Pradesh, Congress top brass including Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and party president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday held consultations on the issue of separate Telangana.

A meeting of Congress core group headed by Gandhi
discussed the pros and cons of the contentious issue which has
gained momentum in the last two days following resignations of
the legislators from Telangana region.

The legislators belonged to Congress, TRS and also TDP.

Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad who is in-charge of
Congress affairs in Andhra Pradesh was the special invitee at
the core group meeting.

Azad had held discussions with representatives of
Congress MPs, MLAs and ministers from Telangana who have
resigned to press the demand for separate Telengana.

After the core group meeting Prime Minister, Gandhi
and political secretary to Congress president Ahmed Patel were
closeted for quite some time.

There was no official word over the deliberations.

PTI

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