While the ministers from the region wrote a letter addressing to the party president Sonia Gandhi urging her to make a positive statement on creation of a separate state before the all-party meeting, MPs and MLAs resolved to take a similar stand in the meeting held at the residence of K Keshava Rao, senior Congress leader championing Telangana cause in the party.
The ministers and the T- Congress leaders also urged the party high command to spell out a single opinion in the all-party meeting, and demanded to send a single representative to the meeting.While inviting to the all-party meeting, Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde had asked the political parties to send two representatives.
Admitting that the T-Congress leaders were anguished at the way the party leadership dealing with Telangana issue, the high command would take appropriate steps to assuage them. Botsa Satyanarayana said “I don’t know what they said to the public or the media. But, all that I can say that the Telangana ministers gave me the letter and asked me to convey their feelings to the high command. And their main demand was to send a single representative to the all-party meeting.”