New Delhi, Jan 31 (Agencies): Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday said that a decision on the next meeting of political parties on the Telangana issue to hear their final views will be taken in the next few days without any further delays.

Due to various engagements in the last month, including a visit to Davos to attend the World Economic Forum meeting and the Republic Day, the much-awaited meeting of eight political parties of Andhra Pradesh could not be held so far.
 
"I intend to consult my senior colleagues and fix a date. We will fix a date in the next few days," he said at a press conference here.

Chidambaram even said that the meeting would give him an opportunity to hear the final views of the political parties after making available to them the full report of the Srikrishna Committee on the Telangana issue.

"It is necessary. When I said I will call the next meeting, they (the political parties who attended the January six meeting) said yes, please call another meeting. Next meeting is necessary for them to give me their final views," he said.

When asked that whether all eight parties would attend the meeting as TRS, BJP and Telugu Desam Party did not attend the January six meeting, the Home Minister said "I will invite all eight parties. I think you should advice all eight parties to attend the next meeting".

Chidambaram hoped that a final decision on the Telangana issue would be taken in the meeting, dismissing all suggestions that there was any delay in holding the meeting.