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Sonia asks Raju to ‘not act in haste’

Union minister M M Pallam Raju, who announced his resignation over division of Andhra Pradesh, on Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi who advised him ‘not to act in haste’. This is his second meeting with her in two days after being unhappy over the Centre’s decision to create Telangana and his decision to quit as HRD minister.

The meeting triggered speculation whether the party was trying to persuade him and other ministers from Seemandhra region not to press their resignation. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Raju gave no indication of his plans.

‘Yesterday, I had decided to resign. So I went to meet her and requested her that I would like to resign from the post of minister but she gave me the same advice that was given by the PM that I should not act in haste and that I should try and find a resolution to the numerous issues by working with the GoM and with other leaders from all over Andhra Pradesh’, he said. 
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