New Delhi: Despite pressure piling up on the Congress, after its MPs and MLAs resigned in the backdrop of formation of Telangana state, the Congress-led government has not been able to solve the crisis yet.

Though the Congress core group held a meeting, no stand could be taken on the issue. Nonetheless, the party is cautiously observing the political upheaval in Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, a group of Congress MPs and MLAs who submitted their resignations has demanded from the high command to set a deadline to announce the formation of Telangana.

They met Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee and the party’s Andhra Pradesh in-charge, Ghulam Nabi Azad, but of no avail.

However, the Congress is unable to clear the air on this issue. Despite deliberations in the Congress core group, it was decided to continue talks with the MPs and MLAs.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram while talking to reporters ruled out the possibility of President’s rule in the state.

“We will continue talks with the ministers who have resigned and I hope that there won't be any breakdown of law and order in the state,” he said.

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, “This is a sensitive and an emotional issue and all the political parties should keep patience.”


JPN/Bureau