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Telangana Congress leaders meet Manmohan Singh

New Delhi , Mon, 03 Oct 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): An eleven member delegation of Congress leaders from Telangana on Monday met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and urged him to ensure resolution of separate state issue in a time bound manner.


The delegation comprising of state ministers and legislators discussed the prevailing situation in the state, which has crippled normal life in Andhra Pradesh for 21 days now.


Earlier, Union Health Minister and Congress in-charge for Andhra Pradesh Ghulam Nabi Azad has appealed to demonstrators agitating for the creation of a separate Telangana state, to end their strike as it is causing massive inconvenience to the common people.


"The strike should be called off immediately as it would provide the common people of the state some much needed respite," Azad told the media.


For the last 18 days, pro-Telangana activists have stepped up their efforts for the four-decade-old demand of a separate state, which is sought to be carved out of the economically less developed parts of Andhra Pradesh.


The struggle gathered momentum last year after the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government had accepted their demand in principle.


Several protests and shutdowns had brought Andhra Pradesh to a near halt in 2009 and 2010, as pro-Telangana activists persisted with their demand. (ANI)


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