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Cong would only collect views on T-issue: Botcha

Posted on Dec 08, 12:02PM | UNI

Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Chief Botcha Satyanarayana today said the ruling Congress would not express its opinion on the Telangana statehood issue but would only elicit the views of all political parties at the all-party meeting to be held at New Delhi on December 28.

Talking to reporters at Gandhi Bhavan here, he said there was no signals that the Congress would reveal its opinion on the Telangana issue.

Reminding that the Congress did not express its opinion in the all-party meeting held on December 7, 2009, the APCC President said the same will happen even now.

He said the Congress would think over it if Union Home Minister Susheel Kumar Shinde sought opinion of the ruling party.

The Telangana issue was sensitive and the high command was reviewing it, he said, adding he had urged the State Congress Affairs in-charge Ghulam Nabi Azad to postpone the all-party meeting in view of the World Telugu Conference to be held in Tirupati from December 27-29.

Mr Satyanarayana said the party's brain storming session to be held here on December 16 would only discuss an action plan on cooperative societies' elections. He also clarified that the meeting would not discuss Telangana and United Andhra issues.

The meeting will discuss the issues related to all regions, he added.