New Delhi, 4 October: The Union Home Minister, Mr Sushil Kumar Shinde, who is keeping a close watch on the developments in Telangana, today said the government would take into confidence the Seemandhra ministers and try to address their concerns over the bifurcation of the state.
The Home Ministry has also asked the state government to maintain peace in view of the protests over bifurcation. It has asked security agencies to be on high alert and handle the situation without using much force.
Mr Shinde said the group of ministers (GoM) on Telangana would make its recommendations within six weeks and the Telangana Bill is likely to be introduced in Parliament in the winter session.
On the resignation of Union ministers such as Mr Chiranjeevi, Mr Shinde said, “They are our colleagues, we will see they remain in the Cabinet. They have expressed their concern and we will have to take them into confidence and we will try our level best.”
The home minister added, “After all, when there is bifurcation of state such feelings are there. No one can avoid this, we will have to console them.”
CPI hails decision: The CPI Central Secretariat today welcomed the Union Cabinet&’s “much delayed decision” on the creation of Telangana but said the government must answer the “genuine apprehensions” of the Seemandhra people. In a statement, the party said the Cabinet decision was in the right direction. SNS