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Srikrishna to head five-member Telangana committee

New Delhi, Feb 3 (Calcutta Tube) The government Wednesday announced a five-member panel headed by retired Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna to deliberate on a mechanism for a separate Telangana state and consult all sections of people, political parties and groups in Andhra Pradesh.

The other members of the committee are vice chancellor of the National Law University Ranbir Singh, senior research fellow of the International Food Policy Research Institute Abusaleh Shariff, former home secretary Vinod Duggal and Ravinder Kaur, professor, department of humanities and social sciences, IIT Delhi.

‘The terms of reference are being drafted and will be finalised in consultation with the chairman and announced shortly,’ said a statement from the home ministry.

In his meeting with the eight recognised political parties of Andhra Pradesh on Jan 5, Home Minister P. Chidambaram had announced the setting up of a committee to deliberate on a mechanism and lay down a road map for consultations on the Telangana issue.

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