The CPI and the CPI (Marxist) have decided to present their stand in favour of and against separate Telangana State during the all party meeting on December 28.
CPI State secretary K. Narayana appeared doubtful over the sincerity of the Central Government in resolving the issue amicably, given its decision to invite two representatives from each political party. Unless the parties communicate their firm stand either way, the proposed meeting would not serve any purpose. He had, however, decided to attend the meeting along with party’s floor leader in Assembly G. Mallesh to present a strong case in favour of separate Statehood to the region.
CPI (M) State secretary B.V. Raghavulu will lead the party’s two-member delegation to the all party meeting. The name of the second representative, according to sources, would be finalised and communicated to the Union Ministry in a day or two. Though Mr. Raghavulu could not be contacted as he was away in a party meeting in Nalgonda on Wednesday, sources said the party’s firm opposition to carving out smaller States from the existing ones created on the basis of linguistic States remained unchanged.