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Congress top brass holds meeting over Telangana issue

Congress top brass, including party President Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Pranab Mukherjee, tonight held hectic consultations in the wake of rising pressure on the issue of Telangana.

india Updated: Dec 07, 2009 22:00 IST

Congress top brass, including party President Sonia Gandhi and senior leader Pranab Mukherjee, on Monday night held hectic consultations in the wake of pressure rising on the issue of Telangana.

Party sources said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has been asked to hold an all-party meeting to resolve the issue.

Later, a group of party MPs from the Telangana region-- G Vivekanand, Madhu Yakshi Goud, Sarve Sathyanarayana and Anjan Kumar Yadav-- also met the AICC in-charge for the state M Veerappa Moily and Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel to apprise them of the emerging situation in the state.

"We told the senior leadership here that the agitation for Telangana is not confined to TRS now but students and
intellectuals have taken over it. Moilyji has told us that they are discussing and something positive will emerge in two
days," Vivekanand told PTI.

He said both leaders listened to all their demands and assured a decision would be taken. Sources also said the MPs
also requested both the leaders to ensure that the police do not resort to tough measures like lathicharge on students
agitating over the issue.

The party had earlier in the day also appealed to the TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, who has been on fast-unto-death for the last eight days, to adopt a reasonable approach towards the issue.