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Final call on Telangana in a month: Shinde

Prasad Nichenametla , Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 29, 2012
First Published: 01:00 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:07 IST(29/12/2012)

A final call on the Telangana issue will be taken in a month, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde announced on Friday after a meeting with eight political parties from Andhra Pradesh.

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“We have noted all opinions. The government will be briefed on today’s dialogue and a result will come out in a month,” Shinde said, adding that this was the last meeting to resolve the issue of carving out a separate Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh. Two similar meetings — in January 2010 and January 2011 — have failed to reach a consensus.

In Friday’s meeting, differences among the stakeholders were evident. Even within the Congress, views were divergent, with party members Suresh Reddy and Gaade Venkat expressing contradictory opinions.

K Chandrasekhara Rao, chief of Telangana Rashtra Samiti, termed the meeting futile. The party called for a Telangana bandh on Saturday “to condemn the Centre’s tactics”.


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