Special Correspondent

KHAMMAM: Minister for Cooperation Ramreddy Venkata Reddy who came here as the emissary of the government to initiate a dialogue with the fasting TRS chief, K. Chandrasekhar Rao apparently drew a blank in his mission on Wednesday. He drove straight to the district headquarters hospital and closeted with him for less than five minutes.

Prof. Jayashankar, TRS ideologu, said Mr. Rao did not entertain any sort of discussions with the Minister. “We are not sure whether he came in the capacity of an emissary of the Government,” he said. In the meantime, the Minister for Cooperation told reporters that he had discussion with the TRS chief in the hospital. He made an appeal to Mr. Rao to give up his fast as the Congress leadership was not against his demand for separate Telangana.

He also said that the government would draft the services doctors of his choice to extent best medical services to him in the hospital.