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Telangana report to be released today

Home minister P Chidambaram will put out the Srikrishna Committee report in today's all-party meet kicking off a fresh round of consultations on Telangana that the government hopes can be wrapped up without impacting the Congress' wafer thin majority in the Lok Sabha. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jan 06, 2011 11:55 IST
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Home minister P Chidambaram will put out the Srikrishna Committee report in Thursday's all-party meet kicking off a fresh round of consultations on Telangana that the government hopes can be wrapped up without impacting the Congress' wafer thin majority in the Lok Sabha.

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and senior party leaders held two rounds of consultations with over a dozen party MPs from the Telangana region on the eve of the meeting, reportedly asking them to exercise restraint.

Sources said the MPs were told not to air their views in public but to give their inputs to party president Sonia Gandhi. The MPs were assured that the party would not go back on its commitment on their demand.

The BJP and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) have already decided to boycott Thursday's meeting.

Emphasising that the government intended to take an early decision, government sources said this would, however, take into account the reaction to the contents of the report on the ground in Andhra's political battlefield over the next two weeks.

Congress leaders believe the ground situation could also influence how its party MPs -divided into anti and pro-Telangana lobbies, depending where their constituencies lie - act.

"The big challenge will not only be to ensure that the decision does not divide polity in general, but the state unit too," a source said.

The government expects the next week or so to be quiet in Andhra as political parties study the two-volume report.

In Delhi, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy put a brave face and dismissed reports of divisions within the party on the issue.