Chidambaram calls on PM over missing Andhra CM Reddy

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New Delhi, Sep.2 (ANI): Union Home Minster P. Chidambaram, after meeting Congress President Sonia Gandhi, has called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to apprise him of the latest developments and efforts of the security forces to trace out Andhra Pradesh Y.S.Rajshekhara Reddy, missing since 9.35 morning.

Ahead of his visit to Sonia Gandhi's residence, Chidambaram on Tuesday evening said both Revenue and Forest officials of that area have been pressed into the search operations for the missing Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister.

Addressing media persons, Chidambaram said: "paramilitary and State police are actively carrying out the search operations."

"The aerial search has been stopped for the time being. The revenue and forest officers are searching the area where the last mobile signal was recorded," Chidambaram said evening.

"5,000 CRPF and police personnel have pressed into the operation and I have personally asked the officials to search the operations throughout the night than waiting till next morning. The CRPF will reach the spot in a couple of hours," said Chidambaram.

"If we fail to trace him in the next two-three hours, we will have to wait till next morning," said Chidambaram.

"Let's hope for the best. Let's pray for the best," said Chidambaram just ahead of leaving to meet Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence.

Meanwhile, the State Secretary informed media persons in a conference that the ISRO was sending low-flying aircrafts to help in the search operations.

"Our efforts are on to find the CM. Search is on near Nallamalla forest, said the State Chief Secretary Ramakanth Reddy .

The Andhra Pradesh Government has appealed to the public to provide any sort o information they come across about the whereabouts of the missing Chief Minister. (ANI)

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