Congress can’t take decision on Telangana in a day in 7 years from 2004 polls – Azad జూలై 2, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, compromise, Congress, corruption, elections, Mulki, politics, Rahul, regionalism, Sonia, Telangana, Telugu, YSR.
Can’t take decision on Telangana in a day: Azad
Press Trust of India July 2, 2011
Hyderabad: Union minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said the vexed Telangana issue would take longer time to be resolved even as legislators from the region belonging to Congress threatened to quit their posts and those from TDP promised to follow suit seeking a separate state.
Any decision on Telangana was not possible without a “national consensus” since the issue was not the problem of Andhra Pradesh alone, he said.
“Telangana is a complex issue and any decision cannot be taken in a day. We need to consult all political parties on this. Also, we have to consider the opinion of people of all the three regions in the state. Even the Justice Srikrishna Committee (appointed by the Centre to look into the statehood demand) gave many opinions. So, we have to evolve a consensus after consulting all political parties,” Azad, who was on a day’s visit to Hyderabad, told newsmen after a meeting with PRP president K Chiranjeevi here.
Reacting to the resignation threat by Congress ministers, MPs, MLCs and MLAs from Telangana on the statehood issue, the AICC general secretary noted that resignations were not a solution to the problem.
“All the MPs should not act in haste because this is not a kind of work that can be done within 2-4 days,” he said.
“Telangana issue is also linked to other states and as such everyone should observe restraint.”
On a day of hectic political activity, Congress ministers, MPs, MLCs and MLAs met today and decided to go ahead with their resignation plan on July 4 if the Centre did not come out with a clear statement on Telangana, in tune with the December 9, 2009 announcement.