Manmohan Singh Says Resolving, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has refused to disclose a possible timetable for the line of the State of Telangana, saying that resolving the crisis would “take some time.” He said this while interacting with mediapersons on Wednesday a flight back to India after attending the India-Brazil South Africa (IBSA) summit in Pretoria, South Africa.
Recognizing that there were difficulties in formulating solutions to the problem of long standing, Dr. Singh said the government was taking all possible measures to quell the row.
“There are difficulties to reach a decision quickly. There is a long history of Telangana movement, which is not a new movement. He has been there since the mid-fifties and given the complications involved in the regulation it will take some time and that is why we have been engaged in discussions of broad-based dialogue with all stakeholders and it is our hope that that will emerge on a solution that is a win-win situation for all parties concerned “said Singh.
Pro-Telangana activists have intensified their efforts to demand four-decade-old of a separate state, what is sought to be carved in less economically developed parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Dr. Singh has also categorically denied reports suggesting he wants to reduce the right to information ambitious, who helped expose a series of multi-billion dollar scams.
“I never said that there should be no dilution (of the right to information). I think there are certain ways that things can be done. All I said is we must consider how to achieve fully the purposes for which RTI has been implemented. I never said that we would change the RTI, “he said.
Singh also dismissed speculation of a possible flaw in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) in the wake of fraud and other politically controversial issues, adding that there was consistency between the coalition allies.
“You have my assurance that, despite different perspectives that the various members of our coalition can have the management of the cabinet of the UPA was never a difficult task. Our government functions with the consistency it needs to fulfill its mandate from the people, “he said.