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Telangana talks on, but no time frame, says Kiran

Published: 23rd September 2012 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd September 2012 09:00 AM   |  A+A-

Even as Telangana votaries are expecting a positive decision on the separate state issue from the Centre much before the proposed “Telangana March”, scheduled for September 30, chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy made it clear that it was not easy to take a decision on the contentious Telangana issue.

“It is very difficult to take a decision on the Telangana issue. The issue is very sensitive and  difficult to deal with. Hence, it has to be discussed  in a detailed manner. First of all Congress party has  to take a decision on it. Later, the Centre will have  to arrive at a conclusion over this matter.

Union  government has started the process of consultations.  However, holding negotiations is a continuous  process. The Centre will announce appropriate  decision at an appropriate time,” the chief minister said.

Soon after both Houses were adjourned sine die on Saturday, the chief minister had an informal chat with mediapersons at his chambers in the Assembly.

Asked whether the Centre is preparing to make any  announcement over the Telangana issue so as to persuade the Telangana Political Joint Action (TJAC) Committee to put off its proposed march, Kiran Reddy replied that the Telangana movement was more intense in 1969 than now.

“Do you remember how many people had died in 1969 in  police firing? After that Centre gave clarity on  Telangana issue. Soon after that Andhra movement  began. Then, again the then Union government made  another announcement to clarify its stance on the  issue of state bifurcation,” said Kiran Reddy.

Asked how long the consultations process will continue over the issue of Telagnana, the chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy  replied that separate Telangana issue had been there  since 1956.

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