Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy is unlikely to be invited for the all-party meeting on Telangana likely to be held in the second week of November.
Home ministry sources indicated that they are not sure of extending any invitation to Kiran as they did on the earlier occasion. “However, a final decision on this has not yet been taken,” was the reply from the home ministry.
According to sources, there has been little communication between the CM and the Union government in the recent past, given his opposition to the bifurcation of the state.
Consequently, Kiran, a regular visitor to Delhi, has not visited the national capital for the past two months.
His last visit was on September 4.
As the there has been no direct contact between him and the Centre, he choose to dash off letters to the Prime Minister and the President about the unconstitutionality of the division of the state. So, many feel home ministry may not find it necessary to invite Kiran to the meeting. On the other hand, the CM camp is for boycotting the meeting as it would not be discussing the basic question — feasibility of the division. Education minister Sailajanath said they would not attend the meeting.
Unlike the previous all-party meetings, the proposed meeting is devoted exclusively to the issues related to the division of the state.
As Kiran is opposing the division of the seat, he will find himself at odds in a meeting to discuss the 11 points of terms of reference of the group of ministers (GoM).
Shinde is due to convene the next meeting after the his ministry receives the opinions in writing on the terms of reference of GoM by or before November 5, 2013 from the political parties in the state. [Times of India]