Andhra protests will settle down: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The Congress Friday said "the issue would settle down" after eight party MPs and two ministers from the Andhra and Rayalaseema regions resigned against the decision to create Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.

"Congress believes in democracy. The general secretary in charge of Andhra Pradesh is talking to them. The issue will settle down," Congress spokesperson Bhakta Charan Das told reporters.

The leaders are protesting against the Congress decision to carve out a separate Telangana state out of Andhra Pradesh.

Congress sources said such protests were expected and natural and expressed hope that better sense would prevail among all in the coming days.

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