The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry has categorically said that a political solution was needed to end the stalemate over Telangana and efforts should be made to expeditiously resolve the matter.

A delegation of the FAPCCI led by its president K. Harishchandra Prasad which met the Committee for Consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna on Tuesday favoured restoration of congenial atmosphere in the State for industry and trade to continue their activities. The ongoing problem, according to Mr. Harishchandra Prasad, was fundamentally a political problem and it needed to be resolved at that level, ‘no matter which way it goes'.

“We are not concerned about the arguments of discrimination. The industry in Telangana is not claiming that it is deprived. We hope that a congenial atmosphere is created at the earliest,” he told The Hindu.

The delegation had expressed its opinion in favour of creating congenial atmosphere to the committee reiterating that it was not in favour of strikes, bandhs or intimidating calls.

The industry needed a better system for its operations, Mr. Harishchandra Prasad said since no State could progress without trade and industry, there was a need to evolve a solution that was beneficial to the industry.

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