United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is expected to meet Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao Today, the 21st of September in a bid to resolve the Telangana statehood issue.
A decision on Telangana looks imminent as Sonia has in principle agreed to the merger proposal put forth by TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, according to AICC sources. The merger is a precondition to the announcement of Telangana state. While the announcement on Telangana statehood will be made by the Congress, simultaneously, the TRS will announce the merger with Congress.
Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan will hold a separate meeting with Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Defence Minister AK Antony. He already met Sonia on Thursday to discuss the matter.
AICC sources say that a resolution on the matter is likely next week.