Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah on Friday said he would react "at an appropriate time" to the terms of reference (ToR) of the five-member Telangana Committee appointed by the Centre.
"I will react at an appropriate time after studying the ToR in full," he told reporters at a function at the Indo-American Cancer Institute in Hyderabad.
Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu, who was at the same function, said he would also react after studying the ToR.
However, TDP politburo member K Yerrannaidu felt the Centre should have also included the demands for other smaller states in the country in the Sri Krishna Committee’s ToR.
"Andhra Pradesh should not become a laboratory for experiments related to creation of smaller states," the former Union Minister said.
Another member of TDP politburo Kadiyam Srihari, hailing from Telangana, said the ToR suggested that the Centre was bent on pushing the separate statehood demand into the cold storage.
"It’s a betrayal yet again.The ToR are not in favour of Telangana. The Centre has hurt the sentiments of the people of the region," Srihari said.
The Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convenor Kodandaram said the TOR has left them "totally disappointed".
"We are opposing the terms of reference.The JAC will meet tomorrow and decide on the future course of action," he said.