Kiran, Botcha called for Telangana talks in Delhi

Published: 03rd February 2013 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2013 09:08 AM   |  A+A-

The Congress high command has asked chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana to get ready for the talks to be held at the AICC level on the Telangana issue soon.

According to sources in the PCC, AICC point man to the state Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked both Kiran Reddy and Botcha over the phone on Saturday to prepare themselves to visit Delhi in the next two to three days to take part in the meetings.

After eliciting the views of the top two leaders from the state, the Congress high command will gather the opinions of party senior leaders and MPs from Andhra, Telangana and Rayalaseema regions by inviting them to Delhi.

AICC emissary for the state Vayalar Ravi already divulged this on Friday in Delhi.

“We will call the chief minister and PCC chief to Delhi soon to hold further consultations. We will also hold meetings with senior leaders of the party from three regions in the state. After that, a high level meeting will be held at the AICC level to discuss the Telangana issue on or before February 20,” Vayalar said.

However, as Vayalar refused to set any time-frame for the completion of the process of consultations over the Telangana issue, several state Congress leaders see this exercise as a ploy to persuade the seven belligerent Telangana MPs, who have resigned from their posts, to toe the party line during the budget session of Parliament.

Some close aides of the PCC chief claim that the Congress high command might not take a decision on the Telangana issue in the near future and might opt for a financial and political package for Telangana for the time being.

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