Pallam Raju meets Sonia,Cong chief asks him not to act in haste over Telangana

The meeting triggered speculation whether Cong was trying to persuade him not to resign.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Union Minister M M Pallam Raju,who announced his resignation over division of Andhra Pradesh,on Saturday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi who advised him “not to act in haste”.

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This is his second meeting with her in two days after being unhappy over the Centre’s decision to create Telangana and his decision to quit as HRD minister.

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The meeting triggered speculation whether the party was trying to persuade him and other ministers from Seemandhra region not to press their resignation.

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When he talked to reporters immediately after meeting Gandhi,Raju gave no indication of what he plans to do.

“On Friday,I had decided to resign. So I went to meet her and requested her that I would like to resign from the post of minister but she gave me the same advice that was given by the Prime Minister that I should not act in haste and that I should try and find a resolution to the numerous issues by working with the GoM and with other leaders from all over Andhra Pradesh”,he said.

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