Anti-Telangana leaders are scheduled to meet newly-appointed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday amid reports that the Congress has sought more time over the government's Jan 28 deadline to take a call on the separate statehood demand for the Telangana region in Andhra Pradesh.
"Anti-Telangana leaders will meet Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday evening," CNN-IBN reported.
Pertinently, Gandhi on Wednesday offcially took charge as the Congress Vice President.
Speaking to reporters after a fresh round of consultations amongst Congress President Sonia Gandhi and senior party leaders on the issue, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday hinted that the decision could come later than Jan 28.
"I don´t think one month...When one says tomorrow, it does not mean tomorrow morning. When one says one week, sometimes it is two weeks," Azad said, when asked about the deadline.
Amid chances of protests flaring back again over the sensitive subject, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had said on Dec 28 that the Centre would take the decision on the issue within a month.