The Centre has no plan to convene an all-party meeting from Andhra Pradesh to discuss the Telangana issue immediately.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said informal discussions with various organisations and individuals were going on but nothing has been finalised on the issue.
“All party meeting? No, no, not now....if needed, we will convene the all-party meeting. If suggestions come, we will examine, verify and we will see,” he said at a press conference in New Delhi.
Mr. Shinde said some discussions may take place before the coming winter session of Parliament and some after the session.
He said Congress party has been discussing various issues concerning the country, including Telangana, in its various meetings.
Asked whether the Home Ministry has taken any step for the operationalisation of controversy-hit NCTC, Mr. Shinde said he will soon write to all Chief Ministers explaining the Centre’s position and the necessity of setting up the anti-terror body.
“The Home Secretary will also write to all states. There is no need to worry. We have not put it in backburner. It is a good proposal and will continue. The process is on,” he said.
Asked about activist Arvind Kejriwal’s charges of corruption against Parliamentarians, the Home Minister said, “Our democracy is a mature democracy. Every one is independent. Whatever he wants to say, he can say. But democracy does not run by speech. We have seen in 1977 elections, we have seen in 1980 elections and we will again see when the time comes.”
On reports of Chinese incursion, Mr. Shinde said Chinese troops keep visiting some places while Indian troops too keep going to some other places and these have been happening due to the difference in perception over the international border.