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Telangana: PM invites top BJP leaders for dinner on Feb 12

New Delhi:  Amid continued disruption of Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited top BJP leaders for dinner on February 12 to seek their support for the passage of the crucial Telangana bill and other

PTI [ Updated: February 10, 2014 12:39 IST ]
telangana pm invites top bjp leaders for dinner on feb 12
telangana pm invites top bjp leaders for dinner on feb 12

New Delhi:  Amid continued disruption of Parliament, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has invited top BJP leaders for dinner on February 12 to seek their support for the passage of the crucial Telangana bill and other anti-corruption legislations in Parliament.


The Prime Minister personally called up senior BJP leader L K Advani and Leaders of the Opposition in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley last night to invite them for dinner at his residence, according to sources.
 
They said the dinner meeting was earlier scheduled for today but was postponed on account of non-availability of Advani, who was away in his Gandhinagar constitutency.  

The government has reportedly agreed to BJP's demands on amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013, and the Prime Minister during his meeting with the BJP leaders is likely to assure them that their concerns regarding justice to Seemandhra region will be addressed.
 
While BJP has made its stand clear by backing formation of Telangana, it has put conditions to support the bill, saying concerns of people from the Seemandhra region be addressed specifically in the legislation and the quantum of financial package to be given to it be spelled out.
 

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