Two Telangana ministers have withdrawn their resignations but MLAs of Congress party from Andhra Pradesh have declined to do so, saying that they will follow decision of the all-party Joint Action Committee (JAC), said reports.
Minister for Information Technology K Venkat Reddy and Minister for Higher Education D Sridhar Babu met state Congress chief D Srinivas to convey their decision to withdraw the resignations, reported IANS.
They expressed satisfaction over Centre’s steps to carve out Telangana state and so took a decision to withdraw resignations, said report.
They claimed that the Centre stood by the December 9 statement to start the process for formation of Telangana state.
It should be noted that the ministers withdrew their resignations a day after the state Congress chief asked all ministers and legislators to take back their resignations.
While 11 ministers from the region had withdrawn their resignations on December 31, the two ministers had said they would do so only after the Centre initiated the process for Telangana state.
Congress party legislators from Telangana held a meeting and decided to abide by the decision of the JAC, which is holding a crucial meeting on Tuesday to decide its future course of action in view of the continuing silence by the Centre over the Telangana issue, said report.
Congress legislator Damodar Reddy told reporters that they would be ahead of other parties in fighting for Telangana state. “We will abide by the decision of JAC,” he was quoted as saying.