Hyderabad: Alleging that TDP had taken an
ambiguous stand on the Telangana issue, Telangana political
Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Friday demanded that the party
pass a pro-Telangana state resolution during its ongoing
"TDP does not have a clear stand on Telangana. They are
voicing region-wise demands. If the TDP passes a resolution at
the ongoing `Mahanadu" (annual party conclave), then we can
increase pressure on the Congress government at the Centre,"
JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters here today.
The statements of Telangana-origin leaders of TDP about
their commitment to the separate statehood cause would not
have credibility as long as the party adopted an unclear
stand, he said.
Replying to a query, he said the JAC was open to work
with suspended TDP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy if he was
willing, and announced his plan of action.
Janardhan Reddy, a senior MLA, was suspended from TDP
two days ago for `anti-party activities` such as holding
pro-Telangana public meetings without the party flag.
The JAC presently comprises TRS, BJP and a number of
people`s organisations. TDP has often accused the JAC of
acting at the behest of TRS.
The JAC convener appealed to the people to make the
pro-Telangana meeting being organised by BJP at Karimnagar on
May 31 a grand success. The meeting will be attended by senior
BJP leader and leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma
Swaraj, who had raised the Telangana demand in the Parliament
The JAC is organising a public meeting at Mahabubabad
in Warangal district tomorrow to commemorate the incident on
May 28 last year, when Kadapa MP Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy was
stopped by Telangana supporters from undertaking his `odarpu
"Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy represented the hegemonic agenda
of non-Telangana regions. He was stopped at Mahabubabad
railway station by valiant Telangana supporters, braving
policemen. The public meeting is being organised to recall
the incident and to hail the spirit of brave Telangana sons,"
said P Ravinder, a JAC leader said.