Historical Day For Andhra: UPA's green signal to Telangana

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New Delhi, July 30: Congress-led UPA finally took a big decision endorsing a separate state of Telangana unanimously. UPA ministers on Tuesday, July 30 met in the national capital.

Earlier Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy met UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The CM again was expected to meet both Sonia and Singh-post coordination meeting of the UPA.

The meeting was held at the prime minister's official residence at 7RCR and was attended by constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), including the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), National Conference (NC) and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD).

The UPA coordination committee meeting has been followed by a meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC) that would take the final decision about carving out Telangana from Andhra Pradesh. Aviation Minister and RLD leader Ajit Singh was quoted as saying, "It was an unanimous decision in favour of Telangana."

K Kavitha Rao, daughter of TRS chief K Chandrasekhar, welcomed the decision saying, "Yes, we are very happy that UPA has cleared the pending issue. At the same time we are cautious from the last experience. The last time the Congress was under pressure from Seemandhra leaders and did not take a decision."

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