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All Party Meeting on Sri Krishna Committee Report

January 6, 2011
New Delhi

The All Party meeting on the Sri Krishna Committee Report is held in New Delhi today. Telangana Rashtra Samithi, Bharatiya Janatha Party and Telugu Desam Party have decided not to attend the meeting, while Congress, Praja Rajyam Party, CPI and CPM took part in the meeting.

Giving the Sri Krishna Committee Report to those who are present in the meeting, Home Minister P Chidambaram said that another all party meeting will be held at a convenient date to know the views of the parties on the report. Chidambaram will also send the report to those parties who have not attended the meeting today. He said that the report has to be read with an open mind. He urged the people and media to find a way forward. The panel has rejected the first three options.

The Committee has made six recommendations in their report to the Union Government.

A joint statement was released after the meeting. The statement is signed by Raghavulu of CPM, Narayana of CPI, Kavuri Sambasiva Rao or Congress while the AIMIM party did not sign the joint statement. The AIMIM party has suggested the Congress party to keep its leaders under control and to maintain Law and Order in the state. Uttam Kumar Reddy of Congress submitted a letter to Chidambaram expressing his dissatisfaction over the deployment of additional security forces in the state.

Earlier, Home Minister P Chidambaram presided the meeting. The following leaders represented their parties in the All party meeting.

Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy was also present at the meeting.

Speaking to the media before the meeting, PRP leader C Ramachandraiah confirmed that his party is pro for a United Andhra Pradesh. He said that it is not right to skip the all party meeting.

CPM leader Sitaram Yechuri opined that it is not right to split states which speak the same language. He said that if the Government grants the formation of a separate Telangana state, there will be demands for the formation of 28 other states.

Police forces deployed in the state

Heavy police forces were deployed in sensitive areas of the state to prevent any untoward situations in the state. Speaking to the media, DGP Aravinda Rao has said that para military forces from 50 companies were brought to the state and were deployed in all areas across the state. Hyderabad City Police Commissioner AK Khan said that security forces from 18 companies were deployed in Hyderabad alone.

Protests against the All Party Meeting

The Telangana JAC has held protests against the all party meeting at Indira Park today. Speaking to the media, JAC Chairman Kodandaram has said that the Government is delaying taking the decision on a separate Telangana state. He said that the Telangana JAC will intensify the protests by a phase wise manner demanding the tabling of the separate Telangana bill in the Budget parliamentary sessions. Kodandaram said that they will not recognize the Sri Krishna Committee and felt that it wi not help in the formation of separate Telangana state.

Comments on the Sri Krishna Committee Report

Various political leaders have expressed their views and comments on the Sri Krishna Committee Report.


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