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Little MORE time to announce decision on Telangana – Sushilkumar Shinde ఫిబ్రవరి 4, 2013

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Centre moves on Telangana may take 3 more months
Deccan Chronicle, 1 Feb 2013

Hyderabad: It seems unlikely that the Centre will be announcing its decision on the Telangana statehood issue anytime soon with sources hinting at a two to three-month delay i.e. after the Parliament and state Assembly Budget sessions.

AICC sources said that in view of the complexities involved in the decision-making process and the impending Budget, the Union government might take longer than the ‘little more time’ as had been announced by Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde a few days ago.

Sharad Pawar pitches for Telangana

New Delhi: Union agriculture minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday strongly pitched for Telangana state and told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that a delay on the issue would not be helpful.

Pawar also sought a meeting of the UPA to discuss the Telangana issue. The government responded by saying that it had taken Pawar’s words seriously, but added that the issue need to be dealt with patience. Even though the pro-Telangana Congress MPs had been claiming that no UPA ally was opposed to Telangana, Pawar’s party was the first UPA constituent that came out openly in support of an early decision. Pawar said that he had raised the issue with PM on Thursday. (మరింత…)

Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012

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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012

Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop

The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.

The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.

The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.

During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.

Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)

Telangana state certain after June 2012 post poll crisis: KCR జూన్ 2, 2012

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Telangana will emerge from post-poll crisis: KCR
Express News Service, 30 May 2012

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhara Rao expects a political crisis of unprecedented dimensions after the byelections on June 12 for one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in the state, forcing the Congress to accede to the demand for bifurcation of the state.

The Centre is unable to take a decision though the entire ground work has already been done for it to formulate its opinion. AICC general secretary and Union minister Ghulam Nabhi Azad has already submitted his report to the core committee. Recently, AICC observer and Union minister Vayalar Ravi tot submitted his report to the party high command. (మరింత…)

Congress leaders remain steadfast in resolve to resign over Telangana జూలై 2, 2011

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Congress leaders remain steadfast in resolve to resign over Telangana
DNA July 2, 2011

Efforts by local Congress leaders and the high command seemed to have not worked on party legislators from Telangana who remained steadfast in their resolve to resign from their posts en masse on July 4 in support of a separate state.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel is said to have called MPs Keshava Rao and Ponnam Prabhakar over phone and tried to prevail upon them to give up their tough stance as the statehood issue was under consideration.

“Since the high command is busy holding consultations with various political parties for the preparation of the Lokpal Bill, please wait for some time,” Patel reportedly requested the MPs and asked them to reconsider their decision to resign.

Even state chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and Pradesh Congress Committee chief Botsa Satyanarayana held talks with ministers, MPs and MLAs from Telangana separately for several hours today and tried to placate them but to no avail.

“There is no change in our decision to resign from our posts. We have sought an appointment with Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar on Monday and we all shall submit our resignations while the state ministers and MLAs will resignhere,” MPs Keshava Rao, Ponnam and Gutta Sukhender Reddy asserted. (మరింత…)