High-level meeting on smaller states ahead of Srikrishna report on Telangana

High-level meeting on smaller states ahead of Srikrishna report on Telangana

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called a high level meeting and discussed on the demand for smaller states.

This meeting assumes significance in the wake of Justice Srikrishna Committee report of Telangana on Friday.

The meeting was attended by Finance Minsiter Pranab Mukherjee, Home Minister P Chidambaram, Defence Minister AK Antony and Law Minister M Veerappa Moily and senior officials.

With Srikrishna Committee the Congress government at the Centre and state brought break to separate Telangana agitation.

Congress MPs from Telangana successfully enacted indefinite fast drama to lift cases filed against agitators for and against Telangana.

Will the same MPs fast for separate Telangana? It is a million dollar question. Keshava Rao who never participated in fight for separate Telangana was a key actor in fast drama.

Srikrishna Committee can only suggest options but the Centre has to tick for the most suitable choice. It is clear that it is impossible to satisfy all parties involved in the issue.


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