Telangana: UPA panel to meet on July 31
New Delhi: A meeting of UPA Coordination Committee has been called on July 31 to take a view on the vexed Telangana issue amid indications from the party that creation of a separate state is now a ‘fait accompli’ despite the complications attached to it.
Senior party leaders from the state said that creation of a separate state appears to be a fait accompli but the party will gave to address complications attached with it. A CWC meeting is also expected to be held after the coordination committee meeting.
With the top Congress leadership appearing to have veered towards creation of Telangana, Congress MPs from rest of Andhra Pradesh have opposed any division of the state while a party MP from Telangana region had said that the government should go ahead with the decision.
The six anti-Telangana MPs, including Union Ministers M M Pallam Raju, K S Rao, Chiranjeevi and D Purandeshwari (all hailing from coastal Andhra) and K Bapiraju and Anantarami Reddy had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a delegation to push for keeping Andhra Pradesh united.
The stage is set for a fresh round of argument on the highly publicised Lokpal bill in Parliament. The Samajwadi Party has made it clear that it would oppose the Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
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