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Ganta Dismisses Shinde’s Statement on Cabinet Note

Ganta Srinivas Rao

Hyderabad, Sept 19 (INN): State Minister Ganta Srinivas Rao on Thursday dismissed the reports that the Cabinet Note on Telangana was ready.

Talking to reporters at the Congress Legislature Office here, Ganta said that the Note on Telangana would not be sent to the Union Cabinet until the Antony Committee submits its reports. When asked for reaction on Union Home Minsiter Sushil Kumar Shinde’s statement, he said that Shinde’s claim on cabinet note was aimed at pleasing Telangana leaders. However, he said Shinde’s statement has been taken very seriously by the Seemandhra leaders and efforts were being made to pressurise the Congress High Command about it.

Speaking about Thursday’s meeting of ministers and legislators from all the regions, Ganta said that the meeting was aimed at giving fitting reply to the opposition parties who have been targeting the Congress leadership on the statehood issue. He said that distribution of resources; especially irrigation, jobs and energy were main concerns due to bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. He said that agitation going in Seemandhra region for the last 51 days for Samaikhyandhra was being done by the common people and it was not being led or sponsored by any political party or leader.

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