TDP, Cong MLAs from Telangana must resign: JAC

Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) asked Congress and TDP MLAs to submit resignations again, after the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker rejected the mass resignations of legislators two days ago.

Last Updated: Jul 25, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Hyderabad: Telangana political Joint Action
Committee (JAC) on Monday asked Congress and TDP MLAs to submit resignations again, after the Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker rejected the mass resignations of legislators two days ago.

"Since the resignations have put tremendous pressure on
the Congress high command as well as the UPA government, we
feel the representatives of the region must submit their
resignations once again so that the pressure will continue,"
JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters here.

The MLAs must press for acceptance of resignations if no
decision came by August 1, he said.

The focus of JAC was on Congress and TDP, as the pressure
on government would be more if the legislators of the ruling
and the main opposition parties in the state quit, he said.

The TRS MLAs faxed their resignations to the Speaker
again today.

Alleging that rejection of mass resignations of Telangana
MLAs by the Speaker N Manohar was "unconstitutional", he
claimed it was done "deliberately with a view to weaken the
efforts to secure a decision in favour of Telangana".

JAC leaders were planning to go to Delhi on July 27 to
meet the leaders of opposition parties, for seeking support
and to urge them to raise the Telangana issue in the
Parliament, he said.

The JAC comprises TRS, BJP and several people`s
organisations such as state government employees unions from
Telangana region.

The JAC would begin preparation for agitation by all the
sections of society from August 1, the JAC Convener added.

PTI