The all-party meeting on Telangana convened by Home Minister P Chidambaram in New Delhi on Tuesday ended with leaders appealing for maintaining peace, harmony and law order in Andhra Pradesh.
"We representatives of 8 recognised political parties of Andhra Pradesh attended the meeting convened by the Home
Minister. We have expressed our views at the meeting and they have been noted by the Central government.
"Meanwhile, it is our earnest appeal that peace, harmony and law and order should be maintained in the state,"
said a joint statement, signed by leaders, issued at the end of the meeting.
No decision was taken at the meeting after which TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao told reporters "we are waiting
for the final response".
Praja Rajyam chief Chiranjeevi said he had made clear his party's stand that it stood for a united Andhra Pradesh.
"It is only the beginning of the process," he said without elaborating.
Asked if he was satisfied with the meeting, he said "to some extent." BJP state unit chief Bandaru Dattatreya said the UPA
and the Congress party should make their stand clear on the Telangana issue.
He quoted the Home Minister as saying that he would convey the views of the leaders expressed in the meeting to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after which the road map for the consultations process would be drawn.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, TRS leader K K S Rao and Uttamkumar Reddy (both Cong) and Y Ramakrishna Duand R Prakash (both TDP), state BJP unit chief Bandaru Dattareya and his colleague Hari Babu, B V Raghavalu and JRangareddy (CPI-M), K Narayanan and Malesh (CPI) and Asaduddin Owaisi and Akbaruddin Owaisi of MIM also attended the meeting.