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No crisis in Andhra: Congress


New Delhi : The Congress Friday denied it was facing a crisis in Andhra Pradesh in the wake of the decision of its MPs and legislators from Telangana to resign in support of their demand for a separate state, saying the party had internal mechanisms to take care of such situations.

Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Telangana was an emotive issue for Congress leaders from the region and “the party understands it”.

“No crisis… There are internal mechanisms in place to take into account of these sentiments,” Singhvi said, answering queries on the issue.

Congress MPs, ministers and legislators from Telangana in Andhra Pradesh decided to resign Monday in the wake of pressure from people of the region for a separate state.

After a three-hour-long meeting of public representatives of Congress party in Hyderabad, senior leader K. Keshava Rao told reporters that the MPs would submit their resignations to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar while the state legislators would hand over their papers to assembly Speaker N. Manohar.

Keshava Rao, who is a member of Rajya Sabha, said the members of the upper houses of parliament and the state legislature would also quit. He termed the decision a victory of the people.