PC seeks Andhra parties' help over Telangana issue

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New Delhi, Jan 5 : Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday, Jan 5 has urged the political parties in Andhra Pradesh to help the Center in resolving the issue of separate Telangana.

Addressing the meeting of eight political parties from Andhra Pradesh to resolve the Telangana issue, Chidambaram said that the agenda was to ' deliberate mechanism and lay down a road map for the consultations.'

"I urge each of the political parties represented here to show accommodation and goodwill. Ultimately you must find the answers and you must help the central government find a solution," Chidambaram said.

Stating that the agenda may appear to be limited, he said that they can arrive at a solution if they take one step at a time, adding that the parties were welcome to suggest the mechanism and the road map for consultation among parties and groups.

The home minister hinted that the Maoists will try to take advantage of the growing tension.

"I wish to caution all political parties that there are forces waiting on the wings who ridicule parliamentary form of democracy and who would be happy if we collectively fail to find answers to the issues that concern us and we should not give any room for these forces to gain strength or credence," he said.

The meeting was attended by Andhra Pradesh chief minister K Rosaiah, TRS leader K Chandrashekhar Rao, PRP leader Chiranjeevi and his associate C Ramachandraiah, K S Rao and Uttamkumar Reddy (both Cong) and Y Ramakrishna Du and R Prakash (both TDP).

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