Srikrishna Committee submits Telangana report to Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): The five-member Justice Srikrishna Committee, which went into the demand for a Telangana state, on Thursday, submitted its report to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram.

The report will be made public on January 6, 2011.

Addressing the media, Chidambaram said: " I propose to convene a meeting of eight recognised political parties of Andhra Pradesh on January 6."

"Immediately after the meeting, the report will be made public," e added

Meanwhile, in Andhra Pradesh, huge security has been organized to prevent violent reactions to the report. The centre has sent thousands of security personnel to help the state government.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, presided over an emergency meeting of the Union Cabinet to review the Telangana state issue and security in Andhra Pradesh ahead of the submission of the report.

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A.K Antony and Law Minister M Veerappa Moily were among those who attended the meeting.

Earlier, the committee had said it would give "several options with their pros and cons" in its report that will seek to achieve the highest satisfaction of the largest number.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, committee chairman and former Supreme Court Judge Justice B N Srikrishna hoped that the report would offer a solution to the divisive demands for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

He also expressed the hope that all political parties in the state will accept the report and maintain peace and harmony after the report is submitted.

"I hope peace prevails in the state after the report is submitted. It is the responsibility of the politicians and the media," he said.

The seven-point term of reference announced by the Union Government on February 12 has mandated the Justice Srikrishna Committee to "examine the situation in Andhra Pradesh with reference to the demand for a separate state of Telangana as well as the demand for maintaining the present status of united Andhra".

The Government constituted the committee on February 3, nearly two months after it had announced that steps have been initiated for the formation of a separate state of Telangana.

The Telangana region is spread over 10 northern districts of Andhra Pradesh. (ANI)

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