Need to console Seemandhra ministers, says Shinde

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said the central government will have to take the Seemandhra ministers into confidence and "console" them over bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.

He made the remark a day after the cabinet gave its approval for creation of Telangana, following which Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi resigned and Human Resource Development Minister M. Pallam Raju said he too has decided to resign.

"They are our colleagues, we will see they remain in the cabinet. They have expressed their concern and we will have to take them into confidence and we will try our level best," said Shinde.

Speaking to media persons here he added: "After all, when there is bifurcation of state such feelings are there. No one can avoid this, we will have to console them."

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