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Telangana Congress MPs threaten indefinite fast

Last Updated: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 16:19

Hyderabad: To mount pressure on the Centre for
accepting statehood demand, Congress MPs from the Telangana
region today threatened to join the ongoing agitation and go
on an indefinite fast.

"If there is no positive response from the Centre we plan
to launch fast-unto-death for achieving our goal in
consultation with leaders of other parties and people`s
organisations," Congress MP Madhu Yashik Goud told reporters
here after a meeting of party MPs from the region.

The Congress MPs from Telangana have been making efforts
to achieve the goal of a separate state, MP M Jagannadham
said, adding they would launch "direct action" like indefinite

Highlighting the need for accepting the demand, they want
the Centre to announce a road map for formation of a separate
state quickly.

"The Governor, Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister, PCC
chief and former PCC president who have been called to Delhi
should explain to the Central leadership about the need for
accepting the demand. This is a historical occasion when all
sections of people are participating in the ongoing strike,"
Congress MP Ponnam Prabhakar said.

The Congress MPs from Telangana have already submitted
their resignations, but a decision on their acceptance has not
been taken so far.

The pro-Telangana group, which includes government
employees, have been participating in `Sakala Januala Samme`
(strike by all sections of people) since September 13.


First Published: Saturday, October 8, 2011 - 16:19
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