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We're evolving consensus on Telangana: PM

IANS  New Delhi, February 16, 2011
First Published: 11:48 IST(16/2/2011) | Last Updated: 11:48 IST(16/2/2011)

The Telangana issue is complicated but the government is trying to evolve a consensus on it, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

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"This is a complicated issue and we are trying to evolve a consensus," Manmohan Singh said at an interaction with editors of the electronic media here when asked about the carving out of a separate state of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh.

"The home minister has had a meeting with all political parties," he said, A report has been drawn up, it has been studied and "after this will come a phase of consultation", he said.

"That process must be allowed to be pursued to its logical conclusion," Manmohan Singh said.

Pressed for the government's stand on Telangana, he said "we would cross the bridge" when we come to it.


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