AP's division is not that easy, says Azad
AICC general secretary and Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday threw a douche of cold water at Telangana activists who were hoping against hope that there would be an announcement on formation of Telangana state sooner than later.
Azad, by saying that Telagana is not possible in the near future, has left T Congress leaders fuming as they are worried about their future since there is already an erosion of the party’s base in the region because of the delay in announcement.
Azad told mediapersons here on Friday that dividing Andhra Pradesh was not as easy as dividing Madhya Pradesh or Uttar Pradesh or for that matter, Bihar.
Azad, after visiting the office of the Greater Hyderabad Congress office at the invitation of GHCC president and minister D Nagender, told mediapersons taht no consensus could be achieved so far despite holding of several rounds of consultations with stakeholders in the last two years.
“Those from Telangana and those from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions are putting forth their respective arguments.
They included MPs, ministers, MLAs and MLCs.
I was involved in the consultations process but there is no breakthrough,” Azad said.
Saying that the Congress was continuing talks with TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao and others, he said there was need for another round of consultations with leaders of coastal Andhra and Telangana leaders.