A movement towards a decision on the Telangana issue will take place after the Eid-ul-Zuha festival, home minister P Chidambaram said today.
He said Congress general secretary incharge of Andhra Pradesh and union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had conveyed to different groups in the state that since the festival season was going on, there has been no movement on the issue.
"The general secretary incharge and the minister has told the groups that this is the festival season -- Diwali and then the Eid - and let the two festivals pass. Movement towards a decision will take place immediately after Eid," Chidambaram said at a press conference in New Delhi.
He was responding to questions on whether there was any forward movement in taking any decision on Telangana and when the Centre was going to convene an all-party meeting of the political parties of Andhra Pradesh.
Eid will be celebrated on November 7.
Azad had submitted his report on his deliberations with Congress MLAs and MPs of Andhra Pradesh to Congress party high command. Four political parties of Andhra Pradesh, including Congress, have not taken a decision on the issue.
"TDP and MIM are waiting to see what Congress party's decision will be. The other party the YSR Congress has not indicated its mind either...," Chidambaram had said earlier.