Bangalore, Oct 9: Over 48-hours after Seemandhara was enveloped in a blanket of darkness, General Secretary of All India Congress Committee Digvijay Singh said on Wednesday, Oct 9 that power will be restored to all emergency services in Seemandhra region.
He said that Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy would meet with union representatives from the power plants where employees have gone on strike to protest the creation of Telangana.
Commenting on the power crisis in the region, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde earlier said that power could be delivered to AP from outside. "Centre can consider asking NTPC to supply power to the parts of the state hit by a power crisis. The power would be generated outside the state and would therefore be unaffected by the power plant workers' strike in the state," he said.
According to reports, the first Group of Ministers on Telangana headed by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde will be be held on Friday.
In an interview with CNN-IBN, Digvijay Singh spoke about the formation of Telangana and said that there was no question of taking back the decision on forming the new state and the party had gone ahead with the decision only after consulting all parties.
"Every party accepted it and gave their support in writing. We decided only when we saw there was consensus," he said.
When Singh was asked about Congress Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy's opposition to the decision he said, "it was unfortunate. I had a meeting with all top Congress leaders from both regions," he said, adding that they had all unanimously backed the decision.
Singh even questioned the actions of YS Jaganmohan Reddy's and Chandrababu Naidu's decision, who had initially the decision. "I am very surprised at Jagan and Chandrababu. After giving in writing that they are going back on it. What kind of oppurtunism is this?"
Earlier there were reports that amidst the chaos, 15 IAS officers i the state were transferred.
As the chaos expanded in the region, YS Jaganmohan Reddy and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu continued their indefinite hunger fast against the division of the state.
In New Delhi
TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu continues to fast against the bifurcation of the state.
In New Delhi
Chandrababu Naidu's indefinite fast entered third day as chaos prevailed in the region.
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Naidu rests as he is backed by his supporters against the formation of Telangana.
Chandrababu Naidu was asked to relocate from Andhra Bhavan in the capital.
YS Jaganmohan Reddy's fast entered day 5 as he protested against the bifurcation of the region.
Jagan continued to fast and maintained his stand on the issue saying that they were for a united Andhra Pradesh.
Support for Jagan grew as he continued his indefinited hunger fast. His party members also met the President regarding the issue.
Jagan continued his fast even as Congress alleged that he had initially backed the bifurcation.