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Crucial Cong meeting on Telangana today

A crucial meeting of the Congress Core Group on Friday will discuss the Telangana issue with ‘both options open’ as a decision ‘cannot be postponed anymore’, senior party leader Digvijay Singh said on Thursday.

Singh, who is the general secretary in-charge for Andhra Pradesh, said that the government of India has to consult UPA partners but will have to take Opposition parties also on board as the decision could require amendments to the Constitution.

The remarks of Singh are significant as they come against the backdrop of speculation that the party may be veering round to the creation of a separate state. However, Singh himself preferred to be non-commital on the issue.

‘I cannot say anything on this. This has to be decided by Government of India in consultation with UPA partners. As this will also need amendment to the Constitution, we may have to take Opposition parties also on board,’ Singh said when asked whether a decision has been taken in favour of creation of a separate Telangana.
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