Hyderabad: The Srikrishna Committee constituted for holding consultations on the situation in Andhra Pradesh has appealed to recognised political parties in the State to submit their views before March 22.
Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, ahead of a crucial meeting of the five-member committee to chalk out its future course of action on Thursday, member-secretary V.K. Duggal hoped that all political parties and groups concerned would cooperate with the panel in its dispassionate functioning. Given the time set for the panel to submit its report, there was enormous work at hand and the political parties should give their perceptions, ideas and views before the one-month deadline.
“Our effort would be to see that all the key political players in the State come forward to give their responses and I hope they will respond,” he said. Asked whether the panel would take the views of different groups within the parties which were divided on regional lines, he said the panel had written to the presidents of all the recognised parties and was hopeful that a designated person from each party would respond.
Mr. Duggal said the Jubilee Hall, MCRHRD Institute and the Lake View Guest House had been shortlisted for holding the consultations, but the panel, headquartered at New Delhi, would not have a permanent office here. He said the government had nominated IAS officer Rajiv Sarma as the nodal officer for the panel.
Replying to queries, he said the details furnished by the State departments would be one source of information for the committee which would also go through the information available with the Centre besides securing data from various other sources.