Telengana talks end on Monday:Pranab

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said that the consultation process within the Congress on the Telangana statehood issue would end on Monday, but refused to set any deadline for resolution of the matter.

Mukherjee, the main troubleshooter of the UPA government, along with his cabinet colleagues A K Antony, P Chidambaram and Ghulam Nabi Azad met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Union Ministers from the state and elicited their views on the issue.

"The consultations (within the Congress) will end on Monday," Mukherjee told reporters after several rounds of discussions with party leaders from Andhra Pradesh.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee refused to set any deadline for resolution of the matter.

Asked when the issue would be resolved or a decision on it would be taken, he said he cannot give any "time frame".