Andhra to come under President rule? Find Chidambaram's take

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New Delhi, Jul 6: The Southern state of the country - Andhra Pradesh has been paralysed once again in the Telangana spat haunting the people as well as the central government. MLAs and MPs from Telangana region have tabled their resignations demanding separate statehood. Citing the grave situation in the state, many started speculating that President rule may soon be imposed in Andhra Pradesh.

Overruling all such "absurd" speculations and rumours, Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram on Wednesday, Jul 6 clarified that the UPA government does not want to impose President rule in the disputed state, "not yet".

Expressing his disappointment with the bulk resignations from several MLAs and MPs, the Home Minister claimed to reach a consensus over Telangana row by "meaningful" discussions.

However, the state is witnessing a 48-hour strike which has entered its second day on Wednesday, Jul 6. Schools, colleges, shops, petrol pumps and other commercial establishments remained closed and public transport services were badly hit in all the Telangana districts, including Hyderabad, due to the bandh.

Meanwhile, Telangana leaders, after their meeting with the union health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, met union finance minister, Pranab Mukherjee in the national capital.

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