After a meeting with Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy yesterday, Ministers T G Venkatesh, Erasu Pratap Reddy, Ganta Srinivas and others merely said they would hold a meeting again today and discuss the course of action. Nothing has happened yet. Only the Congress has announced its decision. We are still hopeful that the process (to create Telangana state) will not go through, the ministers remarked. As about their resignations, the ministers remained evasive and said they had already submitted a letter to the party.
Meanwhile, Rural Development Minister Dokka Manikya Varaprasad and Animal Husbandry Minister P Viswaroop said separately that their resignation was not a solution to the issue. Dokka even added that there was no need for anyone to resign as the Congress high command has taken a decision.