With the agitation against the Congress Working Committee’s decision to divide the State entering the 34 day, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Seemandhra Union Ministers and MPs met the A.K. Antony Committee on Tuesday night to brief it about the latest situation.

Mr. Reddy left for Delhi on Tuesday afternoon after a call from the central leadership to come for discussions. Soon after his arrival in Delhi, he first met the Antony Committee and reportedly gave an update on the ongoing agitation against division. He is said to have reiterated his stand that bifurcation was detrimental to the interests of the State.

Sources said Mr. Reddy explained to the committee the severe backlash from the people, who were taking to the streets demanding that the Congress reverse its decision.

He is said to have pointed out that unless the apprehensions and concerns being expressed by the Seemandhra people are addressed, the situation would not return to normal.

Union Ministers’ plea

In a related development, Seemandhra Union Ministers barring Kishore Chandra Deo and MPs met the Antony Committee to impress upon the panel the need to reverse its stand.