'Demand for Telangana will be buried after K'taka polls'

Hyderabad, May 5: The demand for Telangana will be buried after the Karnataka assembly elections, Andhra Pradesh minister for minor irrigation TG Venkatesh said on Saturday.

He made the remark while replying to a question posed by a journalist over speculation that the UPA government might take a final call on the bifurcation of the state once the polls in the neighbouring state get over.

The minister said that the state will remain unified and that the Centre will give clear indications on maintaining the status quo as far as the composition of the state is concerned.

On some Telangana Congress leaders regularly making statements that a call was imminent on granting statehood to the region, Venkatesh, who hails from Kurnool, said they were forced to make such statement to avert people's wrath.

Speaking on some ministers expressing disappointment at the announcement of some welfare schemes unilaterally by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy, the minister said it was true that some ministers were not happy but that did not mean that they were opposed to the implementation of the schemes.

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