Andhra Minister holds talks with KCR డిసెంబర్ 2, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in bandh, Congress, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, Khammam, Mulki, politics, Telangana, TRS.
Andhra Minister holds talks with KCR
PTI, First Published : 03 Dec 2009 12:30:39 AM IST
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Government today held talks with TRS President K Chandrasekhar Rao for ending his fast-unto-death, demanding a separate Telangana state.
Labour Minister R Venkata Reddy, who was sent as an emissary of the government, met Rao at the government hospital at Khammam tonight and appealed him to end his fast.
“I have been sent as an emissary by the Chief Minister and the Cabinet. I spoke to him (Rao). I told him to take care of his health. His health is Ok. I told him the government is also sending more doctors and other facilities (in the hospital),” Venkata Reddy told reporters after the meeting.
Earlier in the day, the TRS chief said he was not interested to talk to state ministers who do not have any decision-making authority on the Telangana statehood demand.
TRS ideologue K Jaishankar said no formal talks were held between the party chief and the Minister and the conversation between the two lasted for just a minute.
Acting on a petition from Rao’s daughter, the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission directed the government to consider shifting him to a jail in Hyderabad as desired by the TRS president. The Commission also asked the government to provide treatment to Rao even if he refused.
Doctors at the hospital today administered saline to Rao, but TRS leaders claimed that it was done forcibly.
source: New Indian Express, Dec 3, 2009