Cong should explain its stand on Telangana issue: TDP leaders
Two senior TDP leaders today demanded that the Congress should clarify its stand on the Telangana issue.india Updated: Jan 02, 2010 19:47 IST
Two senior TDP leaders on Saturday demanded that the Congress should clarify its stand on the Telangana issue.
Though the UPA government headed by Congress included Telangana in its Common Minimum Programme in 2004, but Home Minister P Chidambaram announced on December 9 the process of Telangana be commenced without consulting the UPA partners, TDP leaders G Muddu Krishnama Naidu and S Chandramohan Reddy told reporters in Vijayawada on Saturday.
They said all the UPA partners, including DMK and NCP, raised objections on the statement issued by the Home Minister on December 9.
They demanded the Congress to clarify its stand on Telangana before convening the all-party meet on January 5. They also demanded the Congress to clarify the fate of Pranab Mukherjee's committee on Telangana, which was constituted earlier.
The TDP leaders also asked AICC president Sonia Gandhi what action she had initiated against party MPs and MLAs from Andhra who were against the single line resolution passed in Congress Legislature Party meet in which they resolved to leave the decision on Telangana to party high command.
The TDP leaders asked the Congress and the Centre to reveal their stand on the formation of smaller states.