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Chiranjeevi meets Chidambaram on Telangana issue

Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, whose party Praja Rajyam is opposed to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, met Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday and apprised him of the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

delhi Updated: Jan 06, 2010 15:45 IST

Actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi, whose party Praja Rajyam is opposed to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, met Home Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday and apprised him of the "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state.

Chiranjeevi requested the Home Minister to ensure that the current academic session of various universities is not affected by the agitation to carve out a separate Telangana.

"We requested him to ensure that students do not suffer due to the law and order problem. We also raised the issue of film shooting schedules going haywire due to the current tense situation prevailing in the state," Chiranjeevi told reporters after the meeting.

He claimed that if tension continued to prevail film production houses would be forced to leave the state and open shops in Chennai.

Meanwhile, a group of Congress MPs and MLAs from the state opposing creation of Telangana also met Chidambaram.

"We assured him that the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 13 universities from coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalseema region has agreed to end the agitation.

"We also told him that they are interested in meeting the Home Minister for further dicussions," Congress MP K Sambha Shiva Rao, who was part of the delegation, told reporters.

Union Minister D Purandeswari was also part of the delegation led by Andhra Pradesh Minister Venkat Reddy.

Reddy said they discussed the prevailing law and order situation in the state and hoped that the pro- and anti-Telangana factions will find a peaceful solution.