Resignations will do no good, Cong tells Telangana MPs



New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday told its leaders from Telangana region not to resort to resignations and indicated that the much-talked about mechanism on the issue will be announced soon.

Law Minister and party in-charge of Andhra Pradesh Veerappa Moily told a delegation of MPs from Telangana region to advise local leaders not to resign from their posts.

"He told us that resignations will do no good to the issue and also conveyed to us that the Home Ministry is into forming the mechanism on the issue," Nizamabad MP Madhu Yaskhi Goud said.

The mechanism is expected to be announced by the end of this week and Chidambaram had given an indication in this regard yesterday.

This comes in the wake of Congress asking the partymen to withdraw from the Joint Action Committee agitating for statehoood, warning them of stern action for indiscipline.

Yaskhi said they also apprised Moily of the current situation in the region. The MPs also took objection to TDP MP Mysura Reddy's statement that Chidambaram has "vested interests" in the Telangana issue.

"The TDP MP doesn't have any right to criticise Chidambaram. They are just talking about one part of Chidambaram's article in a newspaper. This is unwarranted," Yaskhi said.

PTI