Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday refused to set a deadline on carving Telangana, saying the government had failed to keep its previous deadlines. “We are discussing. It seems difficult to get consensus, some people say it should be done while others say it should not be.
We need to see its repercussions also,” Shinde said, hinting at his one-month deadline that expired in January. “But consensus was not arrived.” Congress leader Gulam Nabi Azad had recently asserted the issue would be resolved this month.