The reports said that Kiran threatened to quit the CM if the state is bifurcated. He informed Sonia Gandhi that he will take the responsibility of the victory of the Congress in the next general election putting condition that the state should be united. The meeting came amid indications that Congress has decided to spell out a clear stand on the vexed issue of separate statehood soon.
Sources said that more than half a dozen Lok Sabha MPs from Telangana region held a meeting at the residence of MP Ponnam Prabhakar.The meeting was also attended by ministers from Telangana region in the Reddy-led government in the state. The MPs Prabhakar, Madhuyakshi Goud, Sukhender Reddy, S. Rajaiah, Suresh Kumar Shetkar and others also held a meeting at the residence of AICC secretary and a senior leader from the region V. Haumantha Rao.
The pro-Telangana leaders have plans to meet AICC general secretary in-charge for the state Digvijay Singh and Gandhi’s secretary Ahmed Patel before the Core Group meeting in which some finality on the issue is expected. Meanwhile, the Chief minister said he did not put any ultimatum before the congress high command over the bifurcation of AP as reported in a section of media. He also did not threaten to quit his post if the state is bifurcated as reported in the media.