TDP Polit Bureau's discussion on Telangana ends inconclusively

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Hyderabad, Oct 7 (UNI) The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Polit Bureau's discussion on the report of the party's five-member Core Committee on Telangana ended inconclusively here today.

The TDP Polit Bureau, chaired by party president N Chandrababu Naidu, held elaborate discussions to explore the options before the party on the Telangana issue, which had assumed the centrestage of the state politics, according to party sources here.

The discussions would continue tomorrow also.

The party, which was consistently opposing the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, discussed the pros and cons of backing the demand for separate Telangana state.

Earlier, the TDP had faced a revolt in the party on the issue with one of its seniormost Polit Bureau members and former Home Minister T Devender Goud quitting the party to float pro-Telangana Nava Telangana Praja Party.

The five-member Committee, comprising senior party leaders K Yerran Naidu, N Janardhan Reddy, Y Ramakrishnudu, K E Krishnamurthy and E Dayakar Rao, submitted its report to the party supremo after completing the task of ascertaining the opinion of the partymen at all levels and people from various walks of life, including the elite, on the sensitive issue.

The party was toying with the idea of having truck with the separatist Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), which had fallen out with the ruling Congress, and also directly plunging into an agitation for statehood for Telangana, the sources said.

The TDP supremo had constituted the Committee following persistent demand even from within the party for formation of Telangana state in the wake of the TRS members resigning enmasse from the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly seats to exert pressure on the Congress-led UPA government to concede statehood for Telangana.


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