“The report has been prepared to give larger satisfaction to the largest number of people in Andhra Pradesh and across the country,” said retired justice B N Srikrishna, chairman of the committee.
Almost 11 months after the committee was formed to look into the demand, for a seprate state, committee members said that they have spoken to all political parties and leaders and there was no reason to believe there would be violence once the report was given.
“I am very confident that there will be no violence. Political parties and leaders have promised that they will speak to people in their constituencies to ensure that law and order is maintained in the state,” said Ravinder Kaur, a member of the committee and a professor of social science at IIT, Delhi.
Soon after the Union government constituted the committe, members were asked to consult all sections of people, especially political parties, the industry, trade, trade unions, farmer organisations, women’s organisations and students’ organisations, before drawing a conclusion.
“It’s a large report with two volumes. It is being printed at the moment but we are sure to meet the home minister before December 31 and submit the report to him. I am not known to miss my deadlines,” Srikrishna told reporters in New Delhi.
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