With the top Congress leadership appearing to have veered towards creation of Telangana, Congress MPs from rest of Andhra Pradesh opposed any division of the state while a party MP from Telangana region said the government should go ahead with the decision.
Main Opposition TDP Monday requested Andhra Pradesh Governor E S L
Narasimhan to immediately sack the state ministers whose names
figured in the confession statements of liquor syndicate
members as having received bribes.
In the joint memorandum to Gandhi, the ministers said that the
MPs from Telangana had already presented their case before the
top leadership and made no secret of their "uncompromising
stand" on a separate state.
Complying with a court directive,
the Hyderabad city police booked a case against 16 ministers of AP on the charge of promoting enmity and defamation for allegedly terming as "anti-national" the
demand for Telangana statehood.
TRS today petitioned Andhra
Pradesh Governor E S L Narasimhan seeking dismissal of the
ministers from non-Telangana regions for allegedly making
"objectionable" remarks against the separate statehood demand.
Congress High Command`s directive
for restraint notwithstanding, there was no let up in the open campaign by followers of Y S Jaganmohan Reddy to make him as Chief Minister on a day today when he broke his silence.