Pro-Telangana outfits to join hands for statehood fight

Over 30 pro-Telangana outfits came together today to coordinate their activities in the fight for statehood to the region in Andhra Pradesh.

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 22:52 PM IST

Hyderabad: Over 30 pro-Telangana outfits
came together today to coordinate their activities in the
fight for statehood to the region in Andhra Pradesh.

"The Telangana Praja Front floated by balladeer Gaddar
is against contesting in elections. We have a basic difference
of opinion with him on this point. So, we have come together
and we are not averse to fight elections," MLC and Telangana
Vimochana Samiti (TVS) leader K Dileep Kumar told reporters.
"But we are not against Gaddar or TRS," he said.

A prominent member of the committee is Vimala, a pro-
Telangana activist who broke ranks with Gaddar due to
difference of opinion on contesting elections.

"The coordination committee would chalk out our
programmes and others would support them," Dileep Kumar said.

The committee appealed to the people to observe Andhra
Pradesh Formation Day on November 1 as "betrayal day" and
write one crore letters to the Centre asking it to take steps
for formation of Telangana state.

It demanded that all police cases filed against
students and other Telangana supporters during the statehood
agitation early this year be withdrawn and a bill for
formation of separate state be tabled in Parliament.

-PTI