TRS to join Cong-led Govt

Updated on May 23, 2004 04:12 AM IST

Telengana Rashtra Samiti today decided to join the coalition after it was assured by Cong that Telengana issue would be resolved soon. It is expected to get two Cabinet berths.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, New Delhi

Telengana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) on Saturday decided to join the Congress-led coalition Government and is expected to get two berths in the Council of Ministers headed by Manmohan Singh.

The party, headed by Chandrashekhar Rao, held a meeting of its MPs and decided to join the Government after an assurance was given by Congress that the issue of creation of a separate Telengana state would be resolved soon, TRS sources said.

While Rao is expected to get a Cabinet berth, his party colleague A Narendra is likely to be sworn in as Minister of State, the sources said.

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