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Centre rules out imposition of President's rule in AP

December 14, 2009 14:06 IST
The government on Monday ruled out imposition of President's rule in Andhra Pradesh, saying it was 'absolutely foolish' to even think about it.

"It is absolutely foolish," Union Law Minister and All India Congress Committee in-charge of Andhra Pradesh M Veerappa Moily said when asked whether the government was considering the imposition of Article 356 in the state due to the widespread disturbances after the Centre announced that a separate state of Telengana will be formed.

To a query whether Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah has been asked to quit, Moily said 'there was no truth' in that.

The statement of the law minister comes in the backdrop of demands that President's rule should be imposed in the state in the wake of the crisis in Andhra Pradesh over the issue.

Moily said, "We would like to address the concerns of the people. We want to take everybody on board."

Maintaining that there was no need to be 'panicky,' he said a 'solution will be found.'

The law minister parried a question on whether a separate state of Telengana would be formed. "I have no answer to that," he said.

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