Hyderabad: In a bid to contain the escalating situation arising out of the mass resignations resorted to by its legislators from the Telangana region, the Congress went into a huddle by having a series of consultations with the disgruntled people’s representatives. The party in-charge of AP, Mr Ghulam Nabi Azad, also met the PM, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the Congress president, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, to brief them. Mr K. Jana Reddy, Mr Ponnala Laxmaiah and Mr Basavaraj Saraiah — AP Cabinet ministers who flew in from Hyderabad — were accompanied by MPs, Mr Madhu Yashki, and Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, in their talks with Mr Azad.
Mr Azad dismissed suggestions that the resignations have led to a constitutional crisis. He said, “It is not a question of constitutional crisis. This is their way of expressing their sentiments and we will allow it.” Hinting that there will not be any immediate solution, Mr Azad said, “no-time bound solution was discussed with our MPs”. “We are not averse to having discussions. The MPs and MLAs too have not closed the doors of discussion. But it is up to us to decide the matrix of how and when it will take place,” he said. Deccan Chronicle