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Updated: December 8, 2009 16:35 IST

AP Congress MPs rush to Moily over Telangana

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A file picture of Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily. Photo: V.Sudershan
A file picture of Union Minister for Law and Justice Veerappa Moily. Photo: V.Sudershan

With the issue of a separate Telangana turning into a political hot potato, Congress High Command on Tuesday held hectic consultations with party MPs from the state amid diverse pulls and pressures.

Almost all the 12 Congress MPs from Telangana region, who favour immediate creation of a separate state, met Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, who is also in charge of the party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.

Party MPs from other parts of the state, including Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, son of late Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy, also met Mr. Moily.

The consultations followed an all-party meeting held in Hyderabad by Chief Minister K Rosiah in a bid to resolve the sensitive issue.

Sources aware of the deliberations said Mr. Moily asked them to come out with their opinions so that the party can have a common stand on the issue.

The MPs were also asked not to go on record before the media as differing views can “spoil the weather for the party.”

The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned on Tuesday for the day without transacting any business after TRS stalled the proceedings demanding that the House pass a resolution favouring separate Telangana.

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