Telangana meeting after parties give views

New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday made it clear that he would convene a meeting of parties from Andhra Pradesh on the Telangana issue only when all of them are "ready" to give their views.

At his monthly press conference, he refused to give a date for such a meeting.

"It is only when all parties are ready to come and give their views then I can call a meeting," Chidambaram said when asked when he would convene a proposed meeting on the issue.

"I can`t give a date," he shot back when a questioner asked him if he can set a date for the meeting.

The Home Minister said the government is considering the recommendations of the Srikrishna Committee.

"If we invite all the eight parties to the meeting, It is my hope that they will come and meet," he said.