Amid growing speculation over the Congress high command’s decision on the Telangana issue, a mini-core committee meeting of the party is likely to be held in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss the proposals already prepared by Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to resolve the issue of state bifurcation.
AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who returned to Delhi on Monday from a foreign trip, is likely to attend the meeting.
However, there is also the possibility that the mini-core committee meeting might be postponed by a day or two as AICC state affairs in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad is reportedly ill. Sources said that the proposals have been communicated to chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy as well as PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana.
“As Azad and AICC emissary to the state Vayalar Ravi have been in touch with Kiran Reddy and Botcha over phone, they have not gone to Delhi as expected. However, if Rahul Gandhi, after going through the proposals, wants to talk to the duo personally, they might take the Delhi flight,” said a senior leader.
Meanwhile, AICC spokesperson PC Chacko has said the Congress Party will take a firm and clear decision on the Telangana issue.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi on Monday, the AICC leader said the high command has been examining the issue and would take a final decision within the specified 30 days time.
Union HRD minister MM Pallam Raju too said the Centre will resolve the issue at the earliest. He called upon people to be ready to accept the Centre’s solution, whatever it be.
In Hyderabad, panchayat raj minister K Jana Reddy held confabulations with senior Congress leader K Kesava Rao on Monday night. Sources said Jana Reddy has briefed Rao about his recent Delhi visit and mood of the high command over the T-issue.