Referring to the announcement of the home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde during the all-party meeting on December 28 that a decision would be announced in a month, Azad said the word ‘one month’ should not be taken as 30 days. It should be taken as ‘as early as possible’.
Talking to the media here on Wednesday, he said when some one says ‘one week’, it need not necessarily mean a week. It could mean two weeks also. He told the media that the Congress High Command was taking the issue seriously and would announce a solution at the earliest. He said Telangana was a serious and delicate issue and needed discussions. He said there was need for arriving at a decision at the national level and added that serious discussions were continuing on the issue. He said a decision could not be announced simply because the media asked for it. Stating that there were holidays on January 25, 26 and 27, Azad said discussions were in progress to find an early solution. When asked to state what he discussed with the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, he refused to divulge the details.