Hyderabad: The Telangana Joint Action
Committee (JAC) today appealed to the Congress and TDP not to
contest the ensuing by-polls in Telangana region to pave the
way for re-election of those who resigned to press for the
demand of a separate state.
"The MLAs had quit for the sake of Telangana. If a
contest is forced, it amounts to dividing the people of
Telangana. So, we appeal to the parties not to contest in the
by-polls," JAC Chairman C Kodandaram told reporters.
10 TRS MLAs and one MLA each from TDP and BJP quit
their posts in February to mount pressure on the Centre for
forming separate Telangana state. The by-elections are to be
held in six months.
The JAC which comprises many organisations would
strive for the re-election of those who resigned, Kodandaram
Protesting the Terms of Reference of the Sri Krishna
committee appointed by the Centre to examine the situation in
Andhra Pradesh over the Telangana issue, TRS president K
Chandrasekhar Rao announced the resignation of his party MLAs.
The JAC, which had all parties as its constituents.
then, directed that all MLAs and MPs from Telangana quit their
posts to mount pressure on the Centre.
Opposing the directive, ruling Congress had walked out
of the JAC. Meanwhile, JAC expelled TDP for allegedly going
against the Telangana cause. BJP was "marginalised" and
consequently, TRS is the only party that remains a part of JAC
besides some organisations.