Amid a grouping of political parties from Telangana stepping up its campaign for a separate state, Centre today said it had no plans to set up a second States Reorganisation Commission and ruled out imposition of President's rule in the state.
"There is no proposal before the Centre to set up the second SRC to go into the demand for creation of new states," Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily told journalists.
He was reacting to questions on renewed violence in the region and political parties from Telangana setting an ultimatum to the Centre asking it to announce a timeframe by Monday for formation of the separate state, failing which an indefinite bandh would be enforced from December 29.
"The Centre and Andhra Pradesh government will make all efforts to resolve the crisis on Telangana issue. The union government respects the sentiments of people," Moily said.
The statement made by Home Minister P Chidambaram, who favoured wider consultations among political parties after opinions remain divided on Telangana, has been "misunderstood", Moily said and attributed it to the present "confusion" that has triggered a fresh spell of protests in Telangana region.
Moily ruled out the prospect of Andhra Pradesh coming under central rule in the wake of law and order problem it faced on Telangana issue."We have an elected government. It is capable of handling the situation", he said.