The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), spearheading the campaign for statehood to Telangana region, said Sunday it was prepared to wait for a "reasonable period" if the central government was sincere about creating a separate state in Andhra Pradesh.
"We are prepared to wait. There is a constitutional procedure and legal formalities have to be completed," K. Jayashankar, a Telangana ideologue, told IANS.
Jayashankar represented TRS along with party chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao at the government's talks with eight recognized political parties of Andhra Pradesh Jan 5.
Both Jayashankar and Rao have stayed put in Delhi since the talks in the hope of a government announcement to take forward the process of creating a new state. Rao has not spoken to the media for the past five days.