PM hopes for win-win situation for all on Telangana issue

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Manmohan Singh
On board Air India One, Oct 20: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his way back from the 5th India-Brazil-South Africa Summit (IBSA) in Pretoria has decided to break his silence on the tumultuous Telangana issue that is all set to becoming a raging fire. With the Opposition leader LK Advani mounting pressure on the UPA government to resolve the Telangana crisis soon, the government is determined to stub out the fire before it burns down the party's stability.

Speaking to reporters on board the flight back home, Manmohan singh said that the government is doing enough to resolve the crisis and that there was no question of any government inaction on the issue. He commented, "There is no inaction. Efforts are being made to find a solution that will bring about a broad based consensus among all the various stakeholders."

He further added, "There are difficulties in arriving at quick decisions. There is a long history of the Telangana movement. It is not a new movement. It has been there since the mid-1950s. Given the complications involved in settlement, it will take some time. That's why we have been engaged in widespread dialogue and discussions with all the stakeholders. It is our hope that out of that will emerge a solution which is a win-win situation for all concerned."

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