Congress core group discusses Telangana, AFSPA

November 14th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS  

Telangana New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Monday to review the Telangana statehood issue and revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir, party sources said.

However, no definite decisions have been taken on both the issues, the sources said. At the most the party may come out with a statement indicating the need for more time for consultations on Telangana, they added.

Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in the morning to discuss the demand for the lifting of the AFSPA from parts of the militancy-hit state.

Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior ministers and party leaders attended the 90-minute meeting at the prime minister’s 7, Race Course Road official residence.

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