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Jan 05, 2010 at 07:18pm IST

Telangana meet no cake walk for Chidambaram

New Delhi: Ahead of the all-party conference on Telangana, TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has demanded an immediate Parliament law to facilitate formation of a separate state.

K.Chandrashekar Rao said, "Our earnest appeal to the Central Government is to form a separate Telenganan as early as possible."

Meanwhile, pro-united Andhra Congress MP L Rajagopal feels that the Government should change their outlook in accordance to the local conditions.

It is the two views of the separate statehood of Telangana and a united Andhra that have left Andhra Pradesh divided while Hyderabad has been the playground for massive protests for the past one month with virtually no common grounds to solve the issue.

However, it remains to be seen whether Home Minister P Chidambaram, who will hold a meeting of all the parties from the state on Tuesday to chart out a solution to the Telanganan crisis, find a common ground between the proponents of a separate state of Telangana and those who want Andhra Pradesh to stay united.


So far there seems to be no meeting ground on the Telanagana tangle.

The focus of Tuesday’s meeting is to calm down tempers and bring back a sense of law and order and control in the state.

The Home Ministry will have to look at evolving a mechanism that can keep both sides happy. A panel of experts is also being considered but the proponents of the Telangana cause are looking for more – they want a commitment of a broad time frame for the formation of a separate state.

“The main commitment has come to us, 15 days before or latter, makes to difference to us, only thing is – sooner the better, “says K Chandrasekar Rao.

Meanwhile, when asked how he could help resolve this problem, Chief Minister K Rosaiah says that it is “not in his hands.”

The regional sentiments have overpowered party loyalties and discipline and that's left every political party including the Congress bitterly divided.

Chief Minister Rosaiah has tried desperately to control the situation but he needs a positive outcome from the meeting on Wednesday, failing which the situation could yet again deteriorate.

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