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Sonia 'positive' over Telangana formation, says AP Congress

india Updated: Jun 23, 2010 16:54 IST

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is "positive" over the formation of Telangana, which will be a reality once Srikrishna Committee submits its report, Andhra Pradesh Congress President D Srinivas claimed on Wednesday.

"Telangana is not going to take long. Sonia Gandhi is positive about Telangana. Separate statehood will definitely come after the Srikrishna Committee submits its report," Srinivas said.

He said the Congress is in power both at the Centre and the state. "It is this government which has to give Telangana. So, please vote for Congress".

Srinivas said he would contest the July 27 bypolls from the Nizamabad Assembly seat, which he lost to a BJP candidate in the 2009 polls.

"If I win this time, I am going to get a big post and it will benefit all of us," he said. The bypoll to Nizamabad and nine other Assembly constituencies was necessitated as the sitting MLAs quit their seats in support of separate Telangana demand. The Congress has not so far declared the names of the candidates for the bypolls.