According to sources, mass protests are likely to continue in the state following the UPA government's move of deferring its decision on Telangana. Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, who had in Dec 2012 set a one-month deadline for a decision, said that the consultation process was underway.
"It may take a little more time to reach a final decision," Shinde said in a brief statement in Delhi on Sunday.
Demanding resignation of Congress MLAs and MLCs from the Telangana region, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) has threatened to intensify protests in the state.
Earlier on Sunday, a group of pro-Telangana activists had gheraoed three Congress leaders of the region and allegedly pelted stones at their vehicles.
A group of pro-Telangana activists raised slogans against Congress MPs -- Ponnam Prabhakar and G Vinod -- as well as senior party leader K Keshava Rao when they went to Indira Park to express solidarity with protesters staging a 36-hour 'samaradeeksha' protest over the Telangana statehood issue.
Meanwhile, the Osmania University (OU) students - JAC also demanded resignations of Congress leaders. After being denied permission to take out a rally from the OU campus, the protesting students hurled stones at police near NCC gate. It has also given a bandh call in Telangana region for Tuesday, Jan 29.
(With PTI inputs)