Hyderabad: Following the Congress In-Charge of State Affairs Ghulam Nabi Azad call to Telangana leaders, the 20-member Steering Committee of Telangana Congress leaders on Monday convened an emergency meeting at MP Jagannadham’s residence to discuss on the statehood issue.
The steering committee met under convenors K Kesava Rao and K Jana Reddy discussed threadbare over Ghulam Nabi Azad’s call to New Delhi to begin the consultation process.
The Telangana Congress leaders opined that they would consider heading for New Delhi if Azad withdraw his comments made in China.
It may be recalled that Azad said that unanimous resolution of Assembly was mandatory for the formation of Telangana state. Azad said the formation of Telangana and its related issue cannot move an “inch” without the State Assembly passing a unanimous resolution.
“There is no necessity to go for New Delhi for discussions on Telangana,” a few leaders said.
However, a few of steering committee members opined that they would meet other Core committee members except Azad to discuss on Telangana issue.
They said they are ready to meet Union Home Minister P Chidambaram and Core committee member and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
With Telangana Congress leaders not responding to Azad’s call, the Congress high command is in a shock and thinking on other options.
With Seemandhra leaders in New Delhi holding discussions, the high command wants to convene a meeting with Telangana Congress leaders to find a solution to the controversial statehood issue.(INN)