The imbroglio over the holding of the Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission Group-1 preliminary exams has split the state Cabinet right down the middle.
Minister for Higher Education Sridhar Babu, Minister for Information Technology Komatireddy Venkat Reddy, Minister for Small Scale Industries DK Aruna and Minister for Minor Irrigation Sunitha Lakshma Reddy on Saturday urged the government to cautious over any possible adverse reaction by the people of Telangana region since the issue has once again roused passions of Telanganaites.
They said that it would be better to rethink on holding the examinations till the government decides on the demands of reserving 42 per cent of recruitments for G-1 qualifiers from the Telangana region.
The Ministers from Telangana are expected to call on Chief Minister K Rosaiah to discuss the issue with him on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, Animal Husbandry Minister K Pardha Saradhi opined that it would be more advisable to hold the exams on the earlier announced schedule since the Srikrishna Commission on the future of the state is expected by the year end.
He said that it would not advisable to put off any regular work before the Panel files it report.
Meanwhile, senior Congress leader G Venkataswamy also requested Mr Rosaiah to postpone the examinations.