Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said (read as ‘reiterated’) that political parties in Andhra Pradesh must help the Centre find a solution to the Telangana issue but they are divided and a solution cannot be thrust down their throats. He said “This is a unique situation where political parties in the state are vertically divided on the issue like Congress, Telugu Desam, CPI, CPI(M)The only party which claims to be undivided is BJP because it has only one member. The political parties were divided and we cannot thrust the solution down the throats of political parties who represent the people,” he said.
Chidambaram also said so far as the Congress party was concerned, the effort was to unite the party and find a solution that was acceptable to all Congress MPs and MLAs. This was what was being tried by his colleague and Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.