Hyderabad: Intensifying its agitation in
support of separate statehood, the Telangana political Joint
Action Committee (JAC) on Tuesday announced several programmes,
including a visit to Delhi by its leaders, to press for their
The JAC leaders would visit the national capital soon
to drum up support for its proposed strike by "all sections of
society" in August, the Committee`s Convener, M Kodandaram,
told reporters here.
"We would like to meet the leaders of NDA and CPI in
Delhi. We would also try to meet the Prime Minister," he said.
The MPs, MLAs, MLCs from Telangana, who had quit their
posts en masse in support of the statehood demand, need to put
a timeframe for getting the resignations accepted, he said.
The JAC Convener said its activists would on July 22
burn the effigies of leaders who had not yet quit their posts.
"On July 25, people should erase the name of Andhra
Pradesh on boards and other places and write Telangana
instead," Kodandaram said, adding JAC also plans to organise a
blockade of national highways in Telangana next month.
Coming down heavily on the campaign launched by
non-Telangana leaders in Delhi in support of a united Andhra
Pradesh, he said they cannot "force unity" on Telangana
"They are blocking the formation of Telangana. They
are encroaching on our democratic aspirations and interests.
If they continue to be like this, we will have to target the
economic interests of those who are blocking Telangana," he