ANDHRA PRADESH

Sonia for broad-based meet

Hyderabad Nov. 13. The AICC president, Sonia Gandhi, has called for a broad-based meeting of senior leaders of the party belonging to AP to chalk out a viable election strategy in view of the early polls to the State Assembly. The CLP and the PCC leaders' hectic consultations with the AICC leaders continued on the second day on Thursday. Several aspects including the Telangana issue were discussed, it was learnt.

However, the party high command was unwilling to concede the demands of the Congress Forum for Telangana. According to the sources, Ms. Gandhi was categorical in reminding the State Congress leaders that the demand for a second SRC had been already made by the party hence no further measure was necessary now. The Congress leaders were expected to resume the yatra next week as desired by the high command.