Amid mounting pressure from pro-Telangana groups for an early decision on
the statehood issue, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy
today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and discussed the matter.
who arrived in the national capital in the wee hours, had an hour-long
meeting with AICC General Secretary in-charge of the state Ghulam Nabi
Azad soon after his arrival.
He then drove to the residence of
Gandhi where her political secretary Ahmed Patel also joined in.The
meeting is underway.
Party spokesperson P C Chacko had said on
January 30 that Congress is not against the formation of Telangana but it
needs time to complete the formalities. He signalled that the process has
been put on the fast track.
"Congress is not against the
formation of Telangana state. We are in the process of taking a decision
but then formalities have to be completed," Chacko had told reporters.
remarks had come even as Congress MPs from Telangana were waiting for an
appointment with Gandhi for submitting their resignation to press for an
early creation of a separate state.