Centre has not taken final view on Telangana issue: PC

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P Chidambaram
New Delhi, Jul 4: As Congress lawmakers from Telangana stepped up pressure by tendering their resignation, the Centre today said it has not taken a final decision on the "extremely sensitive and complex" issue of separate statehood.

Home Minister P Chidambaram appealed to the MLAs, a Rajya Sabha MP and Andhra Pradesh Ministers from the Telangana region to be patient and allow the consultation process on the statehood demand to continue.

"The central government's view will be made known after the consultation process is over. We have to bring everyone on board. There is a strong view of large number of people. We are yet to take a final decision," he told a press conference here.

His remarks came as 37 MLAs, 16 MLCs and four ministers submitted their resignation to Assembly Deputy Speaker in a bid to pressurise the Centre to take an early decision on the Telangana issue.

"This is an extremely sensitive and complex issue. One should have understanding and patience. Especially, the media should have understanding and patience," Chidambaram said.

PTI

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