Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu blamed the ruling Congress for the present state of affairs in Andhra Pradesh and asked the party to bail the state out of the crisis. "This has become such a complex issue that divisions have taken place in political parties. Congress is responsible for this and they should solve the problem," Naidu, on a tour
of West Godavari and East Godavari districts in coastal Andhra, said at Tanuku.
Meanwhile, Congress MPs from both Telangana and non-Telangana regions welcomed the appointment of the five- member expert committee by the Centre. "We welcome the constitution of the committee. But we feel that it should have a time-frame. Telangana people want a clear time-frame because some committees were appointed earlier too," said Prabhakar Ponnam, MP from Karimnagar in Telangana.
K Sambasiva Rao, Congress MP from Eluru in coastal Andhra, too welcomed the committee, saying the people of the region wanted their voice to be heard. "The committee should take any decision after consulting all sections of people in non-Telangana regions," he said.