Telangana issue: CWC meet likely soon



New Delhi: A meeting of the Congress Working Committee is likely to be held soon against the backdrop of a number of issues including Telangana.

"A meeting of the CWC is due as the apex policy making body of the party has not met for some time," a senior party leader, who declined to be identified, said.

The CWC meet would be the first after the return of party chief Sonia Gandhi in September after a month-long stay abroad during which she underwent surgery for an unspecified ailment.

Gandhi has since presided over a meeting of the Central Election Committee to finalise nominations for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and has also attended a few meetings of the Congress Core Group consisting of the party's top brass including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Meanwhile, eight Congress members of the Lok Sabha from Telangana region met Speaker Meira Kumar to press for early acceptance of their resignations.

Ponnam Prabhakar, one of the MPs, said they wanted the Speaker to help expedite the process of formation of separate Telangana or else accept their resignations which had been given to her on July 4.

The members who met Kumar included M Jagannath, Madhu Goud Yakshi and Balram Nayak. Rajya Sabha member K Keshav Rao accompanied them.

PTI