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Updated: December 14, 2009 00:47 IST

‘Centre should send an emissary to solve crisis’

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Prominent Rayalaseema Congress leder J.C. Diwakar Reddy at a informal meeting held at CLP office in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf
The Hindu Prominent Rayalaseema Congress leder J.C. Diwakar Reddy at a informal meeting held at CLP office in Hyderabad on Saturday. Photo: Mohammed Yousuf

J.C. Diwakar Reddy, who was the first to submit his resignation, said the legislators would like the current crisis to come to an end at the earliest

Maintaining that there is confusion in the statements made by the Centre over the formation of a separate Telangana state, senior Congress legislator JC Diwakar Reddy on Sunday asked the Centre to depute an emissary to clarify the doubts of leaders in non-Telangana regions.

“Home Minister P Chidambaram, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and the Union Home Secretary have spoken on the issue. There is some confusion. We request the Centre to send a representative to clarify the doubts. It will help restore normalcy in the state,” he told reporters.

Mr. Reddy, who was the first to submit his resignation, said the legislators would like the current crisis to come to an end at the earliest.

Asked about the enmass resignation of the MLAs, he said that the ball is in the court of the speaker.

He however did not rule out the possibility of MLAs taking back the resignation in the event of the current crisis being resolved amicably.

Mr. Reddy dismissed the allegations that the resignations by the MLAs are not an organised campaign but a voluntary decision by the legislators.

Replying to a query, he said imposition of President’s rule will not be a solution to the current political crisis in Andhra Pradesh.

He expressed confidence that the problem will be resolved and governance will be back on track.

Over 130 MLAs and five MPs cutting across party lines from non-Telangana areas had resigned protesting against the decision to carve out the new state.

Mr. Reddy said that the representative from the centre could also have dialogue with TDP and PRP leaders to resolve the crisis.


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