Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tiwari underscored the need to observe patience as the Congress party’s central leadership would come out with its decision on the Telangana statehood issue shortly.

Mr. Tiwari, who landed in the city to attend a private function, told reporters outside the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Saturday that the Congress high command was seriously trying to resolve the issue. It would come out with a decision soon.

“I request leaders to observe restraint,” Mr. Tiwari said . Stating that the Centre would make a statement on Telangana, he said there was need for everybody to be patient.