Governor meets Shinde, IB chief
Governor ESL Narasimhan met Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde at the latter’s office in Delhi on Wednesday. He also met some officials in the home ministry during his visit to Shinde’s office.
Though it is not clear as to what transpired at the meeting, it triggering speculation over the Centre’s moves on Telangana.
As Union home ministry held a meeting with top irrigation, power and police officials of the state recently, reportedly on the issue of state bifurcation, Nara-simhan’s separate confabulations with home ministry officials led to the speculation that he has discussed with them the pros and cons of various options being considered by the Centre to resolve the Telangana issue.
It is learnt that the Governor also met Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Syed Asif Ibrahim on Wednesday. Incidentally, Narasimhan is a former director of the IB.
Narasimhan, who was in the national capital to attend the conference of governors, held from Monday to Tuesday, was scheduled to return to Hyderabad on Tuesday night.
However, the extension of his stay in Delhi by one more day lends credence to the argument that he had extended his stay only to discuss the T-issue with the movers and shakers at the Centre.
According to sources, Governor met defence minister AK Antony and Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday night.
It may be recalled that Narasimhan had a meeting with his West Bengal counterpart MK Narayanan on Sunday, at a time when the Centre is mulling a Telangana territorial administration, as done in the case of Gorkhaland. However, Narasimhan denied that he had discussed T issue with the top leaders of Congress. He returned to Hyderabad on Wednesday night.