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Congress Core Group meets on Telangana issue

The Core Group of the Congress met here on Wednesday for a second time in the day to discuss the separate Telangana demand of TRS whose leader is fasting unto death in Hyderabad.

After the meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters that “I have called the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah for a meeting. We will decide after that.”

The meeting, which was held in Parliament House, was also attended by Congress President Sonia Gandhi and senior ministers A.K. Antony, Mr. Chidambaram, Law Minister Veerappa Moily and Congress leader Ahmed Patel.

From the second meeting of the Core Group, Mr. Antony, Mr. Chidambaram and Mr. Moily drove straight to Ms. Gandhi’s residence where Mr. Rosaiah was scheduled to meet her.

Mr. Rosaiah told reporters that the decision on the issue whether amalgamation or bifurcation has to be taken by the Centre by factoring all issues.

“I am going to meet the Congress President and I will apprise her of the situation in Andhra Pradesh,” he said.

Meanwhile, 16 Congress MPs belonging to both the Houses of Parliament met the Prime Minister and demanded Constitution of a separate Telangana State.

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