Almost a year after violent protests over demands for a Telangana state carved out of Andhra Pradesh, the Indian government has to grapple with the issue once again.
A report by a panel set up to examine the issue and suggest options to deal with the decades-old demand was made public on Thursday.
Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, while releasing the B. N. Srikrishna report, urged an impartial consideration of its contents.
But the ball remains in the Congress party’s court — being in power both at the centre and Andhra Pradesh.
The report has suggested a number of options, none of which may please all.
Chidambaram has also proposed another meeting of political parties this month.
That the meeting may throw up a solution acceptable to all may be the triumph of hope over experience.