Hyderabad: With the general strike in Telangana progressing in support of a demand for a separate state, the central government has summoned Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan to New Delhi to get information about the circumstances in the region.
The governor will be leaving for the national capital on Friday and will request PM Manmohan Singh Saturday, the official reports said.
Narasimhan is expected to submit a detailed report to the prime minister and brief him about the circumstances in the state, mainly the impact of the strike by government employees, teachers, and transport and coal workers in Telangana.
On Thursday, the governor was asked to rush to Delhi amid reports that the centre was concerned over the situation in Telangana, where the peoples strike entered 24th day.
The strike has paralysed the administration, transport, education and coal production in the state-owned Singareni Collieries, poorly affecting electricity generation at thermal stations.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is in-charge of the party affairs in the state, had Wednesday stated that 2nd round of consultations on the concern would start after Dussehra.