Telangana: Cracks in JAC, Cong says no deadlines to Centre

Last Updated: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 00:12

New Delhi: Ahead of its January 28 deadline
on the statehood issue, cracks have appeared in the Telangana
Joint Action Committee with Andhra Pradesh Congress on Saturday
declaring that no organisation can set "deadlines to elected
governments."

"No one can set deadlines to elected governments.
Representatives from all regions of the state should sit and
try to resolve the issue," APCC chief D Srinivas told
reporters after meeting Defence Minister A K Antony and Home
Minister P Chidambaram.
Several senior Congress leaders are part of the JAC which
is spearheading the pro-Telangana agitation in Andhra Pradesh.
The JAC had set a January 28 deadline for the Centre on the
Telangana statehood issue.

Srinivas said Antony and Chidambaram told him that peace
and harmony should prevail in the state.

"They told me that calm should prevail and suicides over
Telangana should stop," he said.

Meanwhile, Congress MPs from Telangana also made it clear
that they will go only by the party High Command`s directive
and not by the JAC.
"We don`t agree with the deadline. No one can set
deadlines to the Centre. We have requested the High Command to
expedite the process of formation of a separate Telangana
state and we prefer to wait," senior MP M Jaganath said.

Congress High Command also said it was satisfied with the
reply of Nizambad MP Madhu Goud Yaskhi over the show cause
notice issued to him for "deliberately lowering party`s
interest".

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 00:12

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