Digvijay discusses Telangana with KCR

NEW DELHI, JULY 24. The Congress general secretary in charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh, Digvijay Singh, today had a luncheon meeting with the Union Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, here. Mr. Singh, who was appointed to the post last week, told The Hindu later that he had called on Mr. Rao to familiarise himself with the issue of a separate Telangana and the perception of the party.

The AICC leader said that he was in the process of collecting documents including the report of the first States Reorganisation Commission, the pre-poll pact between the Congress and the TRS and the election manifesto of the Congress for the Assembly polls.

Mr. Singh said he would be in a position to take a stance on the issue only after perusing the documents. He said he met Mr. Rao also to understand the TRS stand as against that of the Chief Minister, Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.

Hyderabad visit

Mr. Singh said he would go over to Hyderabad on August 7 and spend the next three days meeting party members. This would be his first visit to Andhra Pradesh after being given charge of the party affairs.

The Congress had earlier insisted on the setting up of a Second States Reorganisation Commission to look into the demands of separate States while the TRS has insisted that a new State can be created by Parliament.

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