New Delhi: The problems for the Congress party over the Telangana issue are yet far from over. Recently, a number of Congress legislators and parliamentarians had submitted their resignations in the wake of their demand for a separate state of Telangana.

Yet to come out of the shock, the Congress suffered a major jolt as its two MPs and more than a dozen MLAs attended a ceremony organised by the party rebel Jaganmohan Reddy. Sensing the seriousness of the issue, Union Minister Jaipal Reddy on Friday urged the Prime Minister to give his nod for a separate Telangana state. 

After his meeting, Reddy who has also been under pressure to resign, refused to share what he had advised the PM. "This is between me and the PM," he said, adding, "Everyone is worried over the issue and I merely conveyed my assessment of the situation."

Further, he said, “I did not discuss the issue of President’s rule in the state.”

Meanwhile, many of the Congress bigwigs are tightlipped over the issue of their party MLAs and MPs attending the ceremony of YSR Congress.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Friday said she has received the resignation letters of 13 MPs from Andhra Pradesh’s Telangana region and that she is examining the matter.

The Speaker said she would take a decision before the monsoon session of Parliament beginning on August 1.

(JPN/Bureau)