Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) supremo K Chandrasekhar Rao has initiated a dialogue with the Congress high command to convince the latter of the need for creation of a separate Telangana state.
Rao, who has been claiming of getting indications in favour of a separate Telangana state from the Congress leaders in Delhi, has been camping in the national capital to clinch the deal with the Congress high command.
According to a senior TRS leader, Chandrasekhar Rao is determined to get a positive announcement from the UPA government on Telangana issue without further delay.
Rao met Union science and technology minister Vayalar Ravi and made it clear that he was prepared for any proposal if the Congress decides in favour of Telangana statehood.
Ravi is understood have informed Rao that he would convey his views to party president Sonia Gandhi and get back to him.
Chandrasekhar Rao is likely to meet Union health minister and incharge of party affairs in AP Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday.
Azad on Monday visited Hyderabad and met party MPs from Telangana and Seemandhra on the issue of state bifurcation.
Sources said Rao is soon likely to meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who had come back after a medical check-up in America