There is no scope to "reconsider" the proposed creation of Telangana and violent protests on the issue were being backed by parties which had earlier supported the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister R P N Singh said today.
"The government is not going to reconsider the proposed bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and creation of Telangana. The ongoing protests in the name of a united Andhra are being led by political parties which had in the past supported the idea of a new state. This is very unfortunate," Union Minister of State for Home RPN Singh told reporters here.
He said that adequate security arrangements are in place in the region.
"We have made adequate security arrangements in the violence-hit regions of Andhra Pradesh and any attempts to disturb peace will be dealt sternly.
"There is a Group of Ministers (GoM) in place, set up by the Prime Minister, for looking into grievances of people who fear that the creation of a new state is going to affect them adversely. People should raise whatever concerns they have before the GoM," the Union Minister said.
"There is no need to hit the streets," Singh said on the sidelines of a function organised on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the Rapid Action Force (RAF).