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Friday, August 5, 2011

TELENGANA TANGLE: Chidambaram asks political parties to decide on Telangana!


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PTI / The Hindu / NEW DELHI, August 5, 2011.

Home Minister P. Chidambaram at the Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
Home Minister P. Chidambaram at the Parliament House in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt.

Faced with a ticklish situation, the government on Friday threw the ball in the court of the political parties in Andhra Pradesh for a decision on the issue of separate state of Telangana.

Responding to a Calling Attention Motion on the Telangana issue, Home Minister P Chidambaram told the Lok Sabha that as many as four political parties of Andhra Pradesh out of eight have not yet “made up their mind” on Telangana.

Three parties — TRS, BJP and CPI — favoured carving out of the new state while CPI (M) is opposed to the idea, he said.

The parties which have not made up their mind are the ruling Congress, TDP, YSR Congress and MIM.

“Kindly make up your mind fast,” Mr. Chidambaram asked the four parties which are undecided.


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