Govt Will Announce Committee on Telangana by Next Week: Chidambaram

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that the committee to examine the demand for separate Telangana state will be announced next week, reported PTI.

“We are almost at the end of concluding that exercise. If all goes well, we should have a committee by the end of this week. We will announce the committee by next week,” he was quoted as saying while talking to reporters.

The minister, however, refused to give out the names.

Chidambaram said that the government would finalise the names by the end of the week, report said.

“Perhaps by the next week, the committee will be announced,” Chidambaram was quoted as saying.

On January 5, the home minister had said in the meeting with political parties from Andhra Pradesh that government’s agenda was to ‘deliberate on the mechanism and lay down a road map for consultations on the Telangana issue.

About law and order situation in Andhra Pradesh, Chidambaram said that much of the agitation has cooled down, though there are some protests here and there.

“My greatest regret is that a couple of students reportedly committed suicide. That, I think, should have been completely avoided. Why should children commit suicide? Parents, teachers have responsibility to stop this. But keeping that apart, by and large, things are peaceful there. There is no major law and order violation. We are sticking to our words,” he was quoted as saying.

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