Visakhapatnam, July 7 (INN): Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Mallu Ravi on Sunday said that the Congress High Command was holding extensive deliberations to take a final decision on Telangana issue.
Talking to reporters here, Mallu Ravi claimed that it was the Congress party that spearheaded the Telangana movement since beginning. He said in the year 2000, as many 42 Congress MLAs from the region gave a representation to the Congress High Command seeking statehood for Telangana. The Congress leaders have kept the issue alive and took several steps to pressurise the Centre. He said that the Congress Core Committee is likely to take a decision on the Telangana issue during its next meeting on July 12.
Mallu Ravi also dismissed allegations that the Congress leaders were speaking about the Telangana issue to extract benefits in the ensuing Panchayat Raj elections.