In the wake of the continued Sakala Janula Samme for separate dtatehood to Telangana, the Union government has summoned Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to Delhi to get firsthand report of the strike in Telangana. He is expected to meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday. AP Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy will also arrive in Delhi on October 8 for consultations.
Meanwhile, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that Telangana statehood could be achieved only after consensus was arrived at among all stakeholders at both the State and National levels, since any hasty decision would trigger similar demands in other parts of the country.
Union Health Minister and Congress general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad said that no time frame could be set on when a decision on Telangana would be taken.