Hyderabad: After the non-cooperation
agitation, pro-Telangana parties and groups would now observe
a 48-hour bandh in the region from Tuesday to mount pressure
on the Centre to introduce a bill in the Budget session of
Parliament for formation of separate Telangana.
The Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC),
that comprises TRS, BJP and a number of people`s
organisations, today appealed to all sections of society in
Telangana to make the shutdown a success.
Describing the bandh as a weapon to achieve the
statehood goal, JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters that
various groups like lawyers, doctors, teachers, medical staff,
employees of public transport buses and even private sector
would participate in the shutdown.
"There may be some difficulties for the people. But we
have to bear that in the interest of Telangana. If you
complain about labour pains, human race cannot be there," he
The JAC has threatened to intensify the agitation if
the Centre failed to concede the statehood demand. The JAC
leaders would meet on February 24 to decide the future course
of agitation, Kodandaram said.
The bandh comes against the backdrop of the
non-cooperation agitation launched by pro-Telangana government
employees to mount pressure on the Centre over the statehood