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Sonia one-on-one with Azad triggers Telangana guessing game


The New Indian Express
Jul 25, 2012 at 11:04am IST

Hyderabad: With presidential poll over, the Congress high command appears to have once again focused its attention on the political situation in the state even as the Congress leaders from Telangana and Seemandhra regions are busy guessing the fate of Andhra Pradesh. AICC president Sonia Gandhi held one-on-one talks with party state affairs incharge Ghulam Nabi Azad at her residence in New Delhi on Tuesday for over half an hour.

Sources in the AICC divulged that during this meeting party supremo took stock of the political situation in AP. Both the leaders are understood to have discussed the steps to be taken in the state to revive the fortunes of the Congress, following the byelection setbacks in the Telangana as well as Seemandhra region. Several leaders in the state Congress feel that something is going on at New Delhi over the contentious Telangana issue and the possible changes in the state government.

“As the presidential polls are over, our high command has started paying attention to the Telangana issue and the party situation in the state. Party leadership may take a final decision on these two issues soon,” said a senior leader in the Congress. Giving credence to this argument, governor ESL Narasimhan rushed to the capital following a call from the party top brass. Sources said CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy was asked to present himself at New Delhi.

Sonia, Azad meet triggers Telangana speculation

Congress leaders from Telangana and Seemandhra regions are busy guessing the fate of Andhra Pradesh.

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