15 ministers of Andhra Pradesh government from Telangana region, including deputy CM Damodar Raja Narasimha ( except the two ministers from Hyderabad), wrote to Congress president Sonia Gandhi seeking a separate Telangana state.
Sources said the Congress top leaders met to discuss Telangana issue. But the meeting is said to have not covered any fresh ground.
A strong lobby in the Congress party has been advocating a pro-Telangana stance on the ground that it would reestablish the party in the region from where it has been turfed out, and open up the possibility of collaboration with Telangana Rashtra Samiti.
TRS president K Chandrasekhara Rao has been camping in New Delhi for over 10 days, lobbying for an announcement on Separate Telangana from the Union Government. He has also assured Congress of political cooperation if its demand is delivered which political observers have interpreted as a readiness for merger.