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
"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