Telangana crucial meet in Delhi - Live updates
30 Jul, 2013 12:43 IST|Sakshi
Telangana has drawn the attention of the entire country. With the Centre inching towards a possible resolution on the contentious issue, the Congress top brass has channelised its energies towards nothing but Telangana. After much dilly-dallying, the Indian government has finally set a date to announce its verdict.
Ahead of the crucial core committee meeting and CWC meet over Telangana, all flights from Hyderabad to Delhi are booked with several ministers from across parties are flying to Delhi to be a part of history.
While pro-Telangana activists are keeping their fingers crossed to see their dream being realised, Seemandhra leaders are making last ditch efforts to stall the process.
Will Centre declare Telangana a separate state? What happens to Hyderabad? Will it be the capital of newly formed state? Will the city be made a union territory? The announcement will be made by this evening. Sources say Sonia has already made up her mind on the issue and the CWC meet is only a formality.
Sakshipost brings you live updates on key happenings
- AICC president Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other core committee members will attend a series of meetings between 4 and 5.30 pm today at the Race Course Road residence in Delhi.
- Digvijaya Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ahmed Patel and Sushil Kumar Shinde have already reached Sonia Gandhi's residence
- Seemandhra ministers and MPs are likely to meet Rahul Gandhi in a while
- CM Kiran Kumar Reddy reaches nation's capital
- With no positive signs from party affairs in-charge in AP, Digvijaya Singh Seemandhra leaders are planning to write to the Central leadership in a bid to keep the state united
- Kiran Kumar Reddy has been asked not to resign, reports say
- With elections only a few months away and Congress losing visibility in the state, the Telangana decision is seen as the party's strategy to regain voters' confidence and credibility in Andhra Pradesh
- Speculation is rife that Hyderabad will be shared capital for both states. If sanctioned, Telangana will be 29th state in India
- Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah says his party is against division of state
Two crucial meetings to decide fate of AP
- The UPA coordination committee will meet at 4 pm where the allies will endorse Congress decision
- The Congress Working Committee will meet 5 pm at Sonia's 10 Janpath residence
- The crucial meeting will formalize the Core committee recommendations on Telangana.
- Should Kiran Reddy resign, the state could be brought under president's rule
- The latest reports however dismiss the rumours that Kiran Reddy has resigned. AICC official spokesperson Renuka Chowdary has indeed confirmed that Kiran is very much holding his post right now.
- Seemandhra leaders' meet on at Sonia residence
- Telangana Congress ministers and MPs met CM Kiran Kumar Reddy in Delhi, while some pro-Samiakyandhra MPs held a meeting at KVP's residence.
Seemandhra leaders threaten to quit
- Speaking to media Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the news of resignations will soon be made official. Ganta Srinivas announced that 15 Seemandhra ministers will resign if the state was divided. Their resignations will depend on the Centre's decision over the issue, he asserted
- Sushil Kumar Shinde, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Digvijay Singh and Ahmed Patel met Sonia Gandhi. They reportedly discussed on the two crucial meetings that will happen this evening.
- Shinde says the law and order situation in AP is absolutely fine.
- Union Minister Pallam Raju: I have expressed apprehensions at this stage for the interest and development of the Andhra Pradesh. I want the decision to be fair
- Chief Secretary PK Mahanthi and DGP Dinesh Reddy rushed to Delhi
- Sonia Gandhi: She reportedly told the Seemandhra leaders that a decision was already taken and can't go back.
- Manmohan Singh called Sushma Swaraj requesting her to support the Telangana bill in the Parliament. It is said that Sushma Swaraj called Kishan Reddy over the same.
- Shinde: The issue was pending for many years. The issue has been pending since 1956. The working committee may take decision or may not take decision..