Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said that discussions were continuing on Telangana and asserted that there was a need to be very careful before arriving at any decision on the separate statehood issue.
Speaking to reporters after participating in the passing out parade of IPS trainees at National Police Academy (NPA), Shinde said, "MPs (from Andhra Pradesh) are meeting me. I have also been talking to them. So far discussion are going on."
"These (creation of new state) are matters we have to be very very careful. It has got repercussions in your (AP) state and repercussions in other states also. We have to find out how a solution (amicable way) can be found," he said.
Asked if any decision was expected soon on the issue, Shinde said, "I don't know," but discussions will continue.
Reacting to a query over TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking an all party meet on Telangana issue, the home minister said, "Any leader can suggest in this regard. There is nothing wrong. If some good suggestions are coming. We will welcome them."