Chidambaram Officially Announces That There Would Be No Telangana Without "Consensus"
The Union Home Minister P Chidambaram gave an official and brief statement on Telangana at around 7:30 PM IST today. He said that the Telangana state would not be formed unless there is a broad consensus within the political parties of Andhra Pradesh. Chidambaram said that after his earlier statement on 9th December there were unprecedented agitations in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
He said that the government would move forward without the consensus between the parties. Though the announcement was brief he gave an official document on the issue. Newsofap.com which had access to the draft document echoes the statement expressed by the Home Minister.
According to the draft, the central government created the last three new states only after broad consensus. It reads that it does not want to start a new culture where the centre can start a new party without consulting or consensus among the state parties.
The draft also reads that the UPA government is committed to separate Telangana but through broad consensus.
The statement by P Chidambaram would most likely cause discontent among the Telangana leaders.
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