Image: Congress MPs from Telangana region shouting slogans in front of Parliament house after submitting their resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar , against the Centres “delay” in the formation of a separate Telangana state, in New Delhi on Monday.
The CCPA meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, was held at his 7, Race Course Road official residence in New Delhi, government sources said.
The confabulation of the senior government functionaries came shortly after 10 Congress members of parliament and 40 Congress legislators, including 11 ministers, 33 TDP and two Praja Rajyam Party legislators from the Telangana region resigned to bring pressure on the central government to announce statehood.
Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar told reporters that two Lok Sabha members, Madhu Goud Yaskhi and Suresh Shetkar, have faxed their resignations.
Another MP, Sarvey Satyanarayana, has refused to resign saying he would do so only after Union Petroleum Minister S. Jaipal Reddy quits. MP from Secunderabad Anjan Kumar Yadav is also reluctant to resign. In Hyderabad, 79 members of the assembly, including 11 ministers, submitted their resignations, plunging the state into a crisis. Four rebel TDP legislators had quit Sunday.