The Congress MPs from Telangana urged the party leadership against delaying decision on the separate Statehood issue as the party could face reversals in the general elections due next year.

The T-Congress MPs – Ponnam Prabhakar, G. Vivekanand, Manda Jagannatham, S. Rajaiah and G. Sukhender Reddy – called off their 48-hour protest on the Parliament premises on Wednesday. The “unique” protest, they claimed, made the party high command seriously examine the demand and the “Congress think tank” was presently engaged in finding a solution to the issue. They said the two-day demonstration was aimed at reminding the Congress-led UPA about the promise it made on December 9, 2009 and concede the demand at the earliest.