'This is an extremely sensitive and complex issue. We will try to expedite... One should have understanding and patience. Especially, the media should have understanding and patience,' Chidambaram said.
Chidambaram said the government would convene an all-party meeting immediately after the views of all parties are known. Two of the parties have not yet finalised their views on the separate statehood issue, he said.
The JAC, which is spearheading the Telangana movement, called for a 48-hour Telangana shutdown beginning Tuesday.
TRS chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao criticized Chidambaram for reacting to the resignations in a casual manner. He announced that the protest in the region would continue till the central government agrees to initiate the process for formation of separate state.
JAC also called for rail blockade in Telangana on July 8 and 9 and cook-and-eat protest on roads on July 10.