Hyderabad: Despite reservations expressed by
some Congress leaders, the all-party Telangana Joint Action
Committee (JAC) today appealed to public representatives from
the region to stick to their decision to quit their posts by
"The leaders should quit their posts if the Centre failed
to make a statement in favour of formation of the separate
Telangana state by January 28. This is to show their
non-cooperation towards the united Andhra Pradesh government,"
JAC Convener C Kodandaram told reporters.
"Telangana supporters would work for the re-election of
those who quit their posts," he said.
Congress MPs like S Satyanarayana and P Prabhakar said
the resignations by the public representatives would only
precipitate a crisis instead of facilitating the formation of
the separate state.
Seeking to put Congress in a tight spot, senior TDP
leader N Janardhan Reddy said mounting pressure on the Centre
is necessary for the formation of separate Telangana.
He asked the Congress leaders to take the lead in
quitting their posts.
He was speaking at the Indira Park here where Telangana
leaders and other protagonists continued their relay hunger
strikes in support of the separate statehood demand for the
third day today.
Senior TDP MLA T Harishwar Reddy and several leaders from
other parties and Telangana outfits took part in the day-long