The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Dr Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy, announced that a joint committee of the Assembly and the Council would go into the question of statehood for Telangana.
The CM said the committee would examine the issue of statehood for Telangana and the objections of stake-holders in the region. The MIM has stated that it is against statehood for Telangana and so did the settlers in and around Hyderabad.
The committee would have members from both the Assembly and the Council. Its recommendations are not binding in nature.