As the Central and the Andhra Pradesh governments showed more interest in the return of peace and normality in the State, representatives of eight major political parties expressed contradicting views at the all-party meeting held here on Tuesday on formation of a separate Telangana.

Praja Rajyam party president Chiranjeevi highlighted the view in some sections that naxalites have infiltrated the pro-Telangana movement and what is being witnessed in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh (bifurcated from Bihar and Madhya Pradesh) will be seen if a separate State is formed by dividing Andhra Pradesh.

Congress representative from Telangana N. Uttam Kumar Reddy said left wing extremists were not active now in Telangana.

CPI State secretary K. Narayana told The Hindu that a majority of the representatives favoured Telangana. While the CPI, the BJP and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti fully supported creation of Telangana (they were supported by Congress and TDP representatives from the Telangana region), the CPI (M) and the Praja Rayjam opposed division of the State.

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