January 04, 2015

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The meeting convened by governor ESL Narasimhan on Jan 3rd Saturday to resolve the contentious Eamcet issue between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana ended in a stalemate, with both the sides refusing to budge.While Telangana education minister K Jagadeeswar Reddy stuck to his stand that the new state will hold the entrance for admissions to engineering and medical colleges, his AP courterpart Ganta Srinivasa Rao hinted at moving court.

Both AP and Telangana governments claim that the AP State Reorganization Act empowers them to hold Eamcet. The AP government has already announced the schedule for Eamcet­ 2015, while Telangana plans to announce its own schedule in a couple of days. The hourlong discussion between the governor and ministers did not yield any result. Expressing fears that Telangana may lose control over the admission process, Jagadeeswar Reddy is said to have refused to toe the AP line. Srinivasa Rao later held separate talks with Narasimhan and learnt to have indicated the AP government's plan to move court on the issue.

Telangana continues to be stubborn on Eamcet. It wants to go on its own. But we are still hopeful of some amicable solution. If Telangana does not agree for a common entrance test, we will think of legal remedial measures. We will challenge Telangana government's GO 33 on separate Eamcet,“ Rao told the media after the meeting. Interestingly, both the states cite Section 75 of AP State Reorganisation Act in support of their claim that they have the right to conduct the entrance test. The governor has reported ly suggested that AP and Telangana conduct the Eamcet in turns.

Sources said the governor may convene another round of talks to break the deadlock. Earlier, Rao held discussion with officials of law and higher education departments and decided to move court challenging the T government's decision to conduct its own Eamcet. After obtaining legal opinion from the advocate general and the law department, Rao met chief minister Chandrababu Naidu for his consent. AP officials prepared a draft petition to be filed in court.