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AP CM to visit Delhi to discuss Telangana issue with Sonia

Source: PTI
December 08, 2009 17:14 IST
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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah will be visiting New Delhi on Wednesday amid mounting pressure on the Congress to resolve the Telangana issue.

Though for the record, the Chief Minister said his visit to Delhi was primarily to greet All India Congress Committee chief Sonia Gandhi on her birthday, party sources have said Rosaiah would discuss the Telangana issue with her.

With the Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K Chandrasekhar Rao continuing his fast-unto-death for the past ten days and his condition deteriorating day-by-day, pressure is mounting on the Congress to resolve the issue immediately.

Congress is facing criticism that it has so far not spelt out its stand on the statehood demand despite all other parties in the state making their position clear on the contentious issue.

Even the all-party meeting called by the chief minister on Monday, at the behest of the party high command, ended inconclusively with the Congress, as usual, maintaining that any decision on the issue was left to the high command.

The CM, when questioned about the likelihood of moving a resolution in the state legislature seeking creation of Telangana state, reiterated that they would act only on the instructions on the party high command.

Rosaiah would apprise Sonia Gandhi on the prevailing situation in the Telangana region following Rao's fast and the violent course the agitation by students was taking, the party sources said.

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