Hyderabad, July 1 : The Seemandhra leaders on Monday cautioned the Congress High Command against taking a decision in favour of formation of Telangana State.
An hour after AICC incharge of AP Congress affairs Digvijay Singh addressed the PCC office-bearers meeting, the Seemandhra leaders held an emergency meeting at the residence of Minister S Sailajanath and passed a resolution against the possible move by the Centre to bifurcate the State. At least nine ministers, five MPs and 42 legislators participated in the meeting.
Later a delegation led by ministers Sailajanath and TG Venkatesh called on Digvijay Singh at Lakeview Guest House and presented a detailed report on how State’s bifurcation would hit the people of Andhra Pradesh. They said five major irrigation projects including Srisailam, Nagarjuna Sagar and Pulichintala would be hit due to formation of Telangana.
However, Digvijay Singh advised the Seemandhra leaders to present their resolution to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and PCC President Botsa Satyanarayana as they too would be participating in the Congress Core Committee meeting to be held in New Delhi in the next 10-15 days. He assured the Seemandhra leaders that their views would be taken into consideration before taking a final decision. However, he said all leaders should abide by the decision to be taken by the Congress High Command. INN