Wait for Centre`s decision on Telangana: AP CM to parties, JAC

Andhra Pradesh CM N Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to all political parties and Employees Joint Action Committee in Telangana to call off their ongoing agitations and wait for the Centre`s decision on the statehood issue.

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2011, 21:57 PM IST

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday appealed to all political parties and Employees Joint Action Committee in Telangana to call off their ongoing agitations and wait for the Centre`s decision on the statehood issue.

Talking informally to news-persons in his chamber in the
Assembly, he appealed to the protesters to "remain patient"
till the Centre took a decision on the statehood issue based
on the recommendations of the Justice Srikrishna Committee,
which submitted its report in December.

Kiran appealed to the parties and the JAC not to block
the Government examinations or jeopardise the future of
students.

"In Telangana alone 20 lakh students are appearing for
different examinations. Keep their future in mind and do not
cause hindrance to examinations," he said.

Referring to the pro-Telangana agitations being
conducted by Congress legislators, Kiran said, "It`s like in
any other party."

To a question, the Chief Minister said the police
should have observed more restraint in the Kakarapalli firing
incident in Srikakulam district.

Two villagers were killed when police allegedly fired
"rubber bullets" at villagers protesting the setting up of a
thermal power plant in the district.

PTI