Srikrishna Committee holds consultations with political parties

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New Delhi, Apr 17 (ANI): The Srikrishna Committee, constituted to resolve the issue of carving out of separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, held consultations with political parties.

The panel met a 10-member delegation of the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS), the regional party spearheading the campaign for Telangana, led by party chief K Chandrasekhar Rao.

"He (K Chandrasekhar Rao) had several points, which he has made, which needs to be carefully considered, that is all I can say," said Justice B N Srikrishna, who heads the panel named after him.

The five-member committee will meet other parties in Hyderabad next week.We are going to meet the other parties on 22nd and 23rd in Hyderabad and this will continue," said Srikrishna.

Rao said the "committee was satisfied with the meeting and they told us that our presentations were informative."

"We are not getting due share of fruits of development. Our resources are being deployed in some other area. In polity also, we are not getting what we are supposed to get. So we stressed the need for a Telangana," he added.

The Central Government constituted the Justice Srikrishna Committee on February 3, nearly two months after it had announced that steps have been initiated for the formation of a separate state of Telangana.

Pro-Telangana activists had revived an agitation since December 23, after the central government deferred its promise to initiate the process for bifurcating Andhra Pradesh.

The agitation witnessed series of violent incidents in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, as well as some other parts of the state. (ANI)

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