Speaking to the media, the Union Home Minister reiterated that the Centre was seriously engaged in working out a solution to the contentious separate Telangana State issue. He reminded that the Telangana was a very sensitive issue and hence the Centre was treading cautiously by continuing the consultation process. Therefore, there would be no more new deadlines to resolve the problem, he added.
When reminded that he himself had fixed one month deadline after the all-party meeting held on December 28 and yet the problem continues to remain the same, Shinde observed that the issue was very sensitive and all efforts were being made to find a solution. Now there would be no new deadlines in this regard, he added.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Congress MPs, who arrived in the national capital this morning, said they had come on the invitation of Union Minister and AICC general secretary in-charge of AP affairs Vayalar Ravi. Since they had already explained their stand on the Telangana issue umpteen times, they would only listen to what the Union Minister says but would not indulge in any dialogue, they observed.
The T MPs said they would accept nothing less that a separate Telangana State and if there was no positive response from the Central leadership in this regard, they would meet AICC president Sonia Gandhi and submit their resignations. Since it has been often told that the issue could be resolved only through discussions and consultations, we have come here. But we will not talk anything except listen to what Vayalar Ravi says”, they added.