All-party JAC, TRS to attend Jan 5 meeting in Delhi
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Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2009, 00:12
Hyderabad: The all-party JAC, formed to spearhead the separate Telangana agitation, and the TRS tonight decided to attend the January 5 meeting of political parties of Andhra Pradesh convened by the Centre to discuss the separate statehood issue.

"The political parties that are invited to the January 5 meeting should represent the desire for Telangana state articulated by the people of the region and various organisations," a resolution adopted by the JAC meeting said.

The JAC, however, decided to continue the agitation for separate state until the official process for its formation starts, JAC convener Professor Kodandaram said.

TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao said he himself would represent his party in the meeting and put his case forward.

"We will certainly go there. As the TRS president, I will go myself and say what we want to say," Rao told reporters.

Replying to a query, Rao said he cannot term the Centre's decision as either positive or negative until he understood the things.

"I cannot say whether it is negative or positive. Let me go to Delhi, let me understand the things. Then only I can comment in a proper manner," he said.

Rao asserted that the agitation for Telangana would continue until the official process for a separate state out of Andhra Pradesh is initiated.

The JAC was represented in the meeting by leaders of Congress, BJP, TDP and TRS. The meeting passed another resolution thanking the people of Telangana for observing the bandh in a peaceful manner today. It also called upon leaders of various political parties to refrain from criticising each other.


First Published: Thursday, December 31, 2009, 00:12

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