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Telangana report on PC table, talks on Jan 6

Prasad Nichenametla, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, December 30, 2010
First Published: 23:44 IST(30/12/2010) | Last Updated: 01:09 IST(31/12/2010)

The Srikrishna Committee submitted the much-awaited Telangana report to Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday, a day before the deadline.

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With tensions on the rise, the government has announced a meeting with eight political parties of the state on January 6 for further consultations.

It, however, did not reveal the contents of the two-volume report.

“The report will be made public on January 6. Meanwhile, government will consider the report, beginning process of consultation with all political parties before taking appropriate decisions on the report,” Chidambaram said.

Keeping in mind the uneasy situation in the state, the home minister repeated his appeal for calm. “2010 was a peaceful year in Andhra Pradesh and it is our desire that peace will be maintained in the future too…” Chidambaram said.

Though all political parties and groups have assured they will maintain law and order, statements of some leaders are spelling trouble. "Despite the contents of the report, government should introduce Telangana bill in Parliament. If not, all MPs, MLAs should resign... I can assure you, a greater agitation will soon follow,” TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao said in Hyderabad.

HT reported on December 6 that the Srikrishna report would avoid a Yes-or-No to Telangana but would provide 5-6 options. 

The report, sources say, could have chapters such as historical background (Nizam rule, Mulki rules, Gentlemen's agreement etc), economy, education, water, power, irrigation, public employment, culture-sociology (castes, sub groups), legal-security aspects and even the emotional quotient (sentiment and suicides).


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