Chidambaram urges all parties to help Centre solve Telangana puzzle జనవరి 5, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, BJP, conflict resolution, Congress, CPI, CPI-M, fast, Identity, MIM, politics, PRP, Rayalaseema, regionalism, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence.
Chidambaram urges parties to help solve the Telangana puzzle
IndiaExpress.com Tuesday, Jan 05, 2010 at 1607 hrs New Delhi:
‘I urge each of the political parties represented here to show accommodation and goodwill.’
Home Minister P Chidambaram appealed to political parties in Andhra Pradesh to help the central government find a solution to the Telangana issue and made a subtle hints that Maoists would be happy if they fail to find a solution.
In his opening statement at a meeting of eight recognised political parties from Andhra Pradesh, he said the agenda is to “deliberate on the mechanism and lay down a road map for the consultations”.
“I urge each of the political parties represented here to show accommodation and goodwill. Ultimately you must find the answers and you must help the central government find a solution.”
He said though the agenda for the meeting may appear limited he was confident that “if we take one step at a time we will, eventually, find a solution”.
The Minister asked the parties to give their views on what is the mechanism and the road map for consultation among parties and groups.
Apparently hinting at Maoists, he said “I wish to caution all political parties that there are forces waiting on the wings who ridicule parliamentary form of democracy and who would be happy if we collectively fail to find answers to the issues that concern us and we should not give any room for these forces to gain strength or credence.”
Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao, actor-turned-politician and PRP leader Chiranjeevi and his associate C Ramachandraiah, K S Rao and Uttamkumar Reddy (both Cong) and Y Ramakrishnadu and R Prakash (both TDP) are among those attending the meeting.