A delegation of TDP leaders and MLAs from Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday met President Pratibha Patil and demanded the Centre immediately initiate steps for formation of a separate Telangana state.
The delegation of MLAs and former MLAs from the region led by senior leader Nagam Janardhana Reddy met Patil at the Rasthrapati Bhavan and apprised her of the situation in the region.
The leaders said they told the President that the Centre should take steps for the formation of a separate Telangana state as per home minister P Chidambaram's statement on December 9, 2009 in this regard.
The delegation also brought to the notice of Patil that the President's address to Parliament a couple of years back had mentioned this issue.
The delegation had on Tuesday met Chidambaram and apprised him of the ground situation in Telangana region and the overwhelming support for the statehood demand and asked him to take urgent steps to introduce the separate state bill in Parliament.