Mangalore, Dec.12: The basis on which the decision for a new Telangana state taken is now redundant," said Veerappa Moily, Congress leader and the party’s in-charge in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.
Moily said that Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party and Chiranjeevi’s Praja Rajya Party
have taken a U-turn on their stand and supporting the Telangana statehood.
BJP and the Communists attended the all-party meeting on December 7. They are also not keen go with their own previous stand. That means there is no consensus,’’ said the Union Law Minister.
In a 294-member Andhra Assembly, 135 MLAs across parties have already resigned and there could be more resignations. Of the 135 MLAs who’ve resigned so far, 79 are from the ruling Congress itself.
The state cabinet is divided over the issue, with 13 ministers from Telangana region holding a separate meeting to discuss their future course of action amid demands from various quarters that the legislators and ministers from Telangana should also resign to protest the "blackmailing" by their counterparts from other regions
As many as 130 legislators from the two regions, including 76 from the ruling Congress, have submitted their resignations to the assembly speaker. Legislators of the opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Praja Rajyam Party (PRP) have also submitted their resignations. In the 294-member assembly, 175 members come from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions while 119 are from Telangana.