PM to meet State leaders today

PM to meet State leaders today
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PM to Meet State Leaders Today, Issue of Bifurcation of the State. According to sources, the Prime Minister may counsel the trio to help the government in taking the process forward and may elicit their views on the package that should be given to the residuary state.

  • To counsel them to help solve T issue
  • Kiran to brief PM on cyclone damage

In a day of hectic political activity in Delhi on the issue of bifurcation of the state, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has decided to hold a meeting with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarsimha and PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana on Saturday at 10.30 am in his office. This meeting assumes importance as these three leaders have been taking different stand on the issue of bifurcation. While Kiran has been strongly opposing division of the state, Deputy Chief Minister has been taking pot shots at the Chief Minister from every possible forum and the PCC president while claiming to be an integrationist has been throwing hints that he would abide by the party decision.

According to sources, the Prime Minister may counsel the trio to help the government in taking the process forward and may elicit their views on the package that should be given to the residuary state.
Kiran might also utilize the occasion to submit a report to the Prime Minister on the damages suffered on account of Phailin cyclone and the incessant rains and floods that the state had witnessed recently.
According to the PCC president, they would brief the Prime Minister on the relief package that should be given to the state so that it can help the farmers who had lost the crops.
Botcha also said that it was now clear that there will be no voting on the T Bill when it would be sent to the state Assembly. Only views of various political parties on the issue of bifurcation might be elicited in the House, he said.
Reacting to this comment of Botcha, Minister G Srinivasa Rao who is also in Delhi said, the Congress high command was trying to introduce the T-Bill in a dishonest manner. But, we still hope that the T-Bill will get stuck somewhere and the entire process of bifurcation will be halted. Rao said. He said, Digvijay Singh had also promised that AK Antony panel would visit AP. But, none of his promises have been fulfilled.

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