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We are not against separate Telangana: Congress

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P.C. Chacko
P.C. Chacko

As the delay in taking a decision on the formation of a separate Telangana State has started creating trouble within the Congress, the party on Wednesday reiterated that it was not against its formation. The party said it was in the process of taking a decision on the matter.

The announcement comes in the wake of the decision by Congress MPs from Telangana region to resign from Parliament if the formation of a separate State is delayed further. There are also indications that the top party leadership has urged the Centre to expedite the process of carving out a separate State. “Congress is not against the formation of Telangana State. We are in the process of taking a decision, but the formalities have to be completed,” party spokesperson P.C Chacko told reporters here on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, three Congress MPs from Telangana region have reached the Capital to meet Congress President Sonia Gandhi to submit their resignations. Chacko said both the Congress President and the Home Minister had already made their position clear on the issue, and it was only a question of time when the decision would be announced.

When asked whether the party was supporting the formation of a separate State of Telangana, Chacko agreed and said the party had taken a position. “Our party position is very clear. But whatever the decision, it has to fulfil some constitutional obligations,” he added.

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(This article was published on January 30, 2013)
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Comments:

First, Guarantee that the seperation will lead to improvement. Show the show financial, economic, administrative frameworks, accontibility and implementation schemes with names of active people and their substitutes in their absence. or elese this seperation will just add to duplication of the adminnistrative and public infrastructure typical for each state and cause sheer public money waste for which the whole India is paying via. taxes and bribes.

from:  Sudha
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013 at 06:24 IST

Congress should stop delaying tactics and come out with decision. As all the political parties in AP have told theeir decision. Most of the parties like TDP,BJP,TRS, CPM have favoured Telangana state, Telangana state should be formed immediately

from:  vijay kumar
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013 at 14:31 IST

JAI TELANGANA

from:  suresh
Posted on: Jan 31, 2013 at 20:51 IST
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