Congress core group discusses Telangana

October 12th, 2011 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS  

Telangana New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) The Congress core group met here Tuesday evening to discuss political developments, including the volatile situation in agitation-hit Telangana region, party sources said, adding that more consultations will be held before a decision on the vexed issue.

The meeting, held at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s residence, was attended by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P.Chidambaram and Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in charge of party affairs in Andhra Pradesh.

In a move to reach a decision on the demand for separate statehood to Telangana, the prime minister and Mukherjee had held a series of meetings with party leaders from the state in the past few days.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi leader K. Chandrasekhar Rao also met Manmohan Singh here last week.

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