Vijayawada: The former chief minister, Mr K Rosaiah, here on Sunday felt that the knotty Telangana issue cannot be solved in a couple of days.
Speaking to mediapersons in Gudivada near here, Mr Rosaiah clarified that the Telangana issue was under the jurisdiction of the Union government which was trying its best to solve the issue as soon as possible. Stating that the State government was not competent to solve the Telangana problem, it was not proper for the government employees of the region to continue the non-cooperation movement.
The former chief minister appealed to the Telangana employees to withdraw their non-cooperation stir immediately and resume their duties as their abstention from duties dealt a heavy blow to the government. All sections of the employees should lend cooperation to the government, he added.
Mr Rosaiah pointed out that the UPA government had recognised the intensity of the Telangana agitation and promptly constituted the five-member Justice B N Srikrishna Committee to go into the situation and circumstances that led to the movement so that it could find a lasting solution to the issue.
Stating that the Justice Srikrishna Committee also submitted its report to the Union Home Ministry within the deadline, Mr Rosaiah said that the Centre would take an appropriate decision as soon as possible. However, the thorny issue cannot be solved in a few days, he said, adding that the Centre should be given some more time to thrash out the issue once and for all. (NSS)