A high-level committee headed by defence minister AK Antony is expected to meet Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Pradesh Congress committee chief Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday over contentious issues of Telangana on Tuesday.
The Antony panel is expected to hold parleys with other political parties also in coming days, sources said.
Highlighting the delay in giving the administrative go ahead to kick start the process of formation of Telangana, dna had earlier reported that Antony panel would restart consultations with the political parties and may also call an all-party meeting as the political decision taken by the Congress on Telangana has not gone well with several political parties.
In a bid to reassure Congress’ decision on Telangana formation, Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the government was preparing a note to pass a resolution on Telangna in the Cabinet. “We are preparing a note to pass a resolution in the Cabinet. After we finalise the note, it will be sent to the law ministry for legal vetting. I hope the note will be presented before the Cabinet within 20 days,” Shinde told reporters outside parliament house.
Control over Hyderabad is a contentious issue despite the fact that the Congress Working Committee had said that it would remain the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh as also the proposed state of Telangana for 10 years.
Sources said the home ministry note to be moved to the cabinet may suggest several options on the status of Hyderabad. “We are still looking at various options and also need to factor in that Seemandhra should have a capital city with an airport. Two cities of Vishakhapatnam and Vijaywada are also being considered.”