The Srikrishna Committee will hold consultations with Telugu Desam Party on May 10.Telugu Desam president Nara Chandrababu Naidu will skip the Srikrishna panel. However, the party will adopt a strategy similar to the one it adopted when Union Home Minister P Chidambaram called an all-party meeting to discuss the Telangana issue.
Two groups representing the TD from Telangana and Seema Andhra regions will make representation to the Committee when it meets them.
TDP sources, when asked whether Chandrababu will meet the panel, quipped, “Will the Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi meet the panel? If she does, we will think about it. As of now the representatives from both the regions will meet the panel.”
For the present, there is a vertical split in the TD over Telangana just as it is in the Congress and hence there are two representations.
Meanwhile, the war of words between TD Seema-Andhra and Telangana leaders intensified.