The talks between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and the protesting power plant workers failed on Tuesday.
Power supply has been badly affected in several parts of the state due to ongoing protests by over 8,000 power sector employees over the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, has been asked to immediately vacate the Andhra Bhawan in New Delhi.
Naidu, however, said he won't leave the place as he is fighting for the people.
In Hyderabad, YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy's indefinite hunger strike entered the fourth day on Tuesday. He is also protesting against the creation of Telangana.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Pallam Raju on Tuesday skipped the Cabinet meeting here to protest against bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana state.
Amid widespread protests, four Union ministers from Seemandhra region in Andhra Pradesh on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to accept their resignations over the decision to create a separateTelangana state.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Pallam Raju, Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi, Minister of State for Commerce D Purandeswari and Minister of State for Railways Surya Prakash Reddy met Singh together to press for acceptance of their resignations.
Singh reportedly told them that he will look into their request.
Earlier, Union Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi and Minister of State for Railways Kotla Surya Prakash Reddy had offered their resignations over the issue.
Pallam Raju had tendered his resignation from the union council of minister over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh for a separate Telangana state.
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the creation of a new state of Telangana by bifurcating the existing state of Andhra Pradesh.
After the Cabinet meeting, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told media, "The Cabinet approved the formation of GoM for creation of Telangana. Hyderabad will be the joint capital for 10 years."
India's ruling Congress party on July 30, approved a move to carve out the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh as the 29th state of the country, giving in to a five-decade-long demand from supporters in a major decision ahead of 2014 elections.
Officially urging the government to take constitutional steps that will see the state's formation, the Congress Working Committee (CWC) passed a resolution following a meeting of the constituents of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
The state, which is likely to take few months to be formed, is expected to have 10 districts, a population of 35.38 million and an area of 1.14 lakh square km and including Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad, which serve as a common capital for 10 years.
The Congress has 33 MPs from Andhra Pradesh.
--IBNS (Posted on 09-10-2013)