PM assures decision on Telangana by Tuesday

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New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Monday assured a delegation of Congress MPs from coastal Andhra and Rayalseema regions that a decision on initiating the formation of separate Telangana state could be taken by Tuesday.

Briefing media after meeting Dr. Singh at his 7 Race Cource Road residence here, Eluru M P K.S. Rao said: "He (Prime Minister) said that he understands that it is a grave situation. He said he is sitting with his colleagues and by tomorrow a decision could be taken to bring things in order."

"We met the Prime Minister and explained to him that the situation in Andhra Pradesh is going out of control. A stage may come when even if the government wants to control the situation, it may not be possible," he added.

The delegation comprising over a dozen MPs included Union Minister Panabaka Laxmi and Subbirami Reddy amongst others.

Rao furher explained that: "We explained the situation to the prime minister and requested him to make some announcement to bring solace to the people."

He said that after the announcement by the Home Minister on Telangana, there is an apprehension amongst the people of coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions that the process for the formation of Telangana has been initiated.

Rao also maintained that the agitation against the creation of Telangana was spontaneous. (ANI)

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