JAC demands bill for separate Telangana in Parl

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 22:49

Hyderabad: The Telangana political Joint
Action Committee (JAC), spearheading the separate Telangana
agitation, on Wednesday demanded that a bill for formation of the
separate state be introduced in the winter session of
Parliament.

"We condemn the government`s attitude for not accepting
the Telangana statehood demand. We demand that a bill be
introduced in Parliament for formation of Telangana," JAC
Convener M Kodandaram told after a meeting of the
committee here this evening.

Hailing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati`s move to
pass a resolution in the assembly for division of the state,
he said a resolution be passed in the winter session of Andhra
Pradesh Assembly for formation of separate Telangana.

Kodandaram said the JAC would meet pro-Telangana leaders
ahead of the assembly session, which begins on December 1, and
chalk out the future course of agitation.

The pro-Telangana advocates planned to hold a meeting on
October 27 over alleged police excesses against Telangana
supporters and the JAC extended support to the initiative, he
said.

The JAC would also organise rallies on December 1 in
support of the Telangana demand.

The JAC would observe December 9 as `self-respect day` as
the Centre had announced on that day in 2009 that steps for
formation of separate Telangana would be taken, he added.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 22:49

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