New Delhi: A meeting of UPA Coordination Committee has been
called on July 31 to take a view on the vexed Telangana issue amid
indications from the party that creation of a separate state is now a
'fait accompli' despite the complications attached to it.
Senior party leaders from the state said that creation of a separate state
appears to be a fait accompli but the party will gave to address
complications attached with it.
A CWC meeting is also expected to be held after the coordination committee
With the top Congress leadership appearing to have veered towards creation
of Telangana, Congress MPs from rest of Andhra Pradesh have opposed any
division of the state while a party MP from Telangana region had said that
the government should go ahead with the decision.
The six anti-Telangana MPs, including Union Ministers MM Pallam Raju, KS
Rao, Chiranjeevi and D Purandeshwari (all hailing from coastal Andhra) and
K Bapiraju and Anantarami Reddy had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a
delegation to push for keeping Andhra Pradesh united.
The MPs told Prime Minister that there would be repercussions not only for
the state but also for the entire country if Andhra Pradesh is divided.
Rao said after the meeting that any decision to split the state would
create problems. It was neither in the interest of the people nor of the
various regions of Andhra Pradesh, he said.
Bapiraju had said the delegation told the Prime Minister that formation of
Telangana will create problems in many states including Maharashtra, Uttar
Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh where there are demands for separate statehood.