Union Ministers MM Pallam Raju, KS Rao, Chiranjeevi and D Purandeshwari (all hailing from coastal Andhra) and MPs Bapiraju and Anantarami Reddy met Singh and favoured maintaining a united Andhra Pradesh.

On Friday, there were high-level discussions between the Congress leadership and the state Congress leadership on the demand for creation of Telangana. AICC General Secretary Digivijay Singh and Ghulam Nabi Azad held separate discussions with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, PCC chief Botsa Satyanarayana and Deputy Chief Minister Damodar Rajanarasimha.

Sources said the party and the UPA government was in favour of a division of the state, which could be decided after the completion of the local bodies’ elections.

(Agencies)

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