STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Shinde still non-committal on Telangana statehood

Asked if the decision will come before the commencement of Parliament’s monsoon session on August 5, Sushilkumar Shinde said the final decision will be taken very soon.

Published: 19th July 2013 12:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2013 02:10 PM   |  A+A-

Once again raising serious doubts over the Congress party’s commitment to accord statehood to Telangana, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday said the decision could go “either way”.

Giving new hope to the Seemandhra camp, which is moving heaven and earth to stall the Telangana process, Shinde said his party’s soon-to-be-taken decision on the T-issue could be “this way or that way”. He was speaking to mediapersons in Delhi on Thursday.

Asked if the decision will come before the commencement of Parliament’s monsoon session on August 5, he said the final decision will be taken very soon.

Manohar meets Sonia: Meanwhile, Speaker N Manohar called on AICC supremo Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday.

During the 20-minute meeting, he is understood to have submitted vital information on the mood of the party legislators from different regions.

Manohar’s meeting with Sonia assumes significance as the reports emanating from Delhi suggest that the AICC leadership might ask the state to move a resolution on the Telangana issue in the Assembly soon after the Congress Working Committee meeting, which might take place in the next 10 days.

The Speaker, earlier in the day, also met Sushilkumar Shinde. Manohar was in Delhi to attend a conference of Commonwealth presiding officers.

He met AICC state affairs incharge Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday.

Sources disclosed that during these meetings, the AICC top brass tried to feel the pulse of the Seemandhra Congress MLAs in the event of Centre asking the state to move a resolution in the Assembly favouring statehood to Telangana.

It is learnt that as the Congress high command does not want to risk a repetition of the en masse resignations by Seemandhra MLAs, witnessed a day after the Centre’s announcement on December 9, 2009.

Meanwhile, Telangana Congress MPs Palvai Govardhan Reddy, Madhu Yashki Goud and Ponnam Prabhakar met AICC general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad in Delhi and tried to know the line of thinking of thier party leadership.

Deputy chief minister C Damodar Rajanarasimha left for Delhi on Thursday night. According to sources, Rajanarasimha, who had held discussions with MLAs of MIM, which is backing “Rayala Telangana” proposal, might convey their views to his party leadership.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp