July 26, 2011 / PTI, New Delhi / DC.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
TELENGANA TANGLE: Can't thrust Telangana solution down parties throat: PC!
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Folk artists from the Telangana region of the state of Andhra Pradesh participate in a cultural rally in support of the separate state of Telangana in Hyderabad - AFP.
Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said political parties in Andhra Pradesh must help the Centre find a solution to the Telangana issue but they are divided and a solution cannot be thrust down their throats.
"This is a unique situation where political parties in Andhra Pradesh are divided down the middle. Congress, Telugu Desam, CPI, CPI(M) are all divided. The only party which claims to be undivided is BJP because it has only one member," he said.
Therefore, he said, the political parties were divided and "we cannot thrust the solution down the throats of political parties who represent the people.
Chidambaram said so far as the Congress party was concerned, the effort was to unite the party and find a solution that was acceptable to all Congress MPs and MLAs.
This was what was being tried by his colleague and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
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