Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said after the GoM meeting that the Telangana draft bill will be finalised in a few days' time.
Though the source refused to say whether the party high command was maintaining a communication channel with the Andhra legislators, he expressed satisfaction that the GoM has understood the need for changes and that the bill sent to the state assembly was unsatisfactory.
Congress leaders have been reiterating their determination to stay the course on forming Telangana and not be browbeaten by angry Andhra reaction.
The party has shown no inclination to put down the Andhra rebellion led by chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy. The speculation is that the party does not want to be seen as a Telangana partisan and to prove its neutrality and apparent fair-mindedness it will have to indulge in the rebellion of its own chief minister.
The government is making attempts to thrash out a Telangana bill which will be acceptable to the Andhra and Telangana legislators and to go introduce the bill.