JAC demands Telangana announcement by June 25
Hyderabad: Demanding that Centre make an
announcement of formation of Telangana state by June 25, the
Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Thursday said
the MPs and MLAs of ruling Congress and opposition Telugu
Desam Party should resign if this did not happen.
"Common people in Telangana now say that Congress and
Telugu Desam MLAs and MPs have to quit their posts. TRS has
done its best. They (Cong-TDP legislators) have the
responsibility to trigger a Constitutional crisis to achieve
separate Telangana," JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters
If they failed to resign, Telangana supporters should
stop co-operating with them, he said.
He was speaking after a meeting of the JAC, attended by
TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao, representatives of BJP, and
A resolution was passed, demanding that a bill for
formation of Telangana state be introduced in the next
session of Parliament.
Kodandaram announced that a programme called `Hyderabad
cooks on roads` would be held on June 19, in which all the
Telangana supporters would be asked to sit on the roads and
cook their food.
He called upon people to stop the Congress and TDP MLAs
and MPs on their ways, and question them about their
commitment for Telangana from June 13 onwards, when they step
out for farmers` conventions and visits to schools.
Asked about the reported comments of Union Minister
Gulam Nabi Azad, in-charge of Congress affairs in AP, that
Telangana issue was "complex and critical", Chandrasekhar Rao
said they would make it "critical" now, by intensifying the
"Many people may describe it as complex and critical.
Now, we are intensifying the agitation and making it complex.
It was this Gulam Nabi Azad who was instrumental in making the
promise for separate Telangana," Rao said.
"Centre should stand by what it announced in Parliament.
It should form Telangana as per its word. If the word given in
the Parliament is not honoured, then it would be a loss of
prestige for the country too," the TRS president said.
The JAC plans to call for a general strike and blockade
of railway and roads, he said, adding that dates would be
The JAC also plans to call for a `Chalo Hyderabad` (March
to Hyderabad) agitation, wherein lakhs of people would lay a
siege to the city, Kodandaram said.
He also said the JAC would launch a campaign to highlight
the deceitful attitude and the double standard of Telugu Desam
on Telangana issue.
The JAC Convener appealed to the people not to cooperate
with the Telangana TDP leaders, who are planning to organise a
public meeting at Tandur in Ranga Reddy district.
BJP`s representative, K Rajeswara Rao, said his party
endorsed all the programmes of the JAC.
K Swamy Goud, a leader of Telangana Non-Government
Officers Association, said the government employees from
Telangana would work whole-heartedly for making the programmes
of JAC a success.
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