Union minister Jairam Ramesh called up Naidu after cabinet approved the bill. “We will respond to the draft Telangana bill after going through the details,” Naidu said. In a separate development, BJP chief Rajnath Singh had a meeting with TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday, during which he tried to woo the Telangana leader for an alliance.
Singh told Rao that the BJP had been categorical about supporting Telangana and prodded the TRS leader to think about a tie-up. Incidentally, TRS had dumped the ‘third front’ ahead of the 2009 election and supported the NDA.