Narashimhan for hastening Telangana process

NEW DELHI/ HYDERABAD: Governor ESL Narasimhan, who has been in Delhi for the last two days, has reportedly pressed for the early completion of the Telangana process in his meetings with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and other Union ministers.

Narasimhan met Sonia on Friday, the second time in the past two days, in the backdrop of CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy planning to quit the party and launch a political party for Samaikyandhra.

The purpose of summoning the governor to Delhi is to get clarifications on the preparedness of the police at the time of introduction of the bill in Parliament and subsequent Presidential assent. The Centre also is said to have sought clarification from the governor whether the division would unleash any violence in Rayalaseema and coastal region and encourage the Maoist elements in the state.

The governor’s inputs are expected to encourage the Centre to expedite the T process as they sought to debunk the apprehensions raised by CM and other opponents of Telangana.

Congress sources said the governor submitted reports to the Centre and Congress leadership on the need to finish off the bifurcation process as early as possible as the delay was affecting the developmental activities and governance in the state. He reportedly dismissed the view that division would promote Maoism in Telagnana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.
Congress sources privy to the information provided by the governor said he pressed for the early division to put an end to the growing animosity between the people of the two regions. “Since the decision to create Telangana has been taken, it is better to complete the process without delay. Any delay is bound to create misunderstanding and hostility between the two regions with political parties and employees organisations taking up the cause against and in favor,” the sources said.

The governor in the past two days met President Pranab Mukherjee, home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Telangana GoM members Jairam Ramesh, Veerappa Moily and Ghulam Nabi Azad besides the IB chief.

Source: Times of India

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