The Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (JAC) today threatened to intensify the separate statehood agitation once again if the ruling Congress fails to make its stand clear on the issue before the Parliament resumes for the second part of the Budget session on April 24.
Congress should clear its stand on Telangana issue as it had promised to deliver the separate state in the 2004 and 2009 elections,JAC convener M Kodandaram told reporters here.
The MPs and MLAs of Congress should put pressure on their party leadership towards accepting the separate statehood demand,the JAC convenor said in the background of the Union Home Minister P Chidambaram’s statement last month that four political parties in Andhra Pradesh — Congress,TDP,MIM and YSR Congress –were yet to make up their mind about their stand on Telangana.
Petroleum Minister S Jaipal Reddy and state Panchayat Raj Minister K Jana Reddy have an important role to play in the process as they are key Telangana leaders at the Centre and state respectively,the JAC convenor claimed.
The TDP has failed to mount pressure on the Congress towards accepting separate state demand,he said.
The JAC would undertake rallies between April 10 to 20 to expose two major parties,the JAC leader said.
Appealing to the Telangana youth not to take the extreme step of ending their lives for the cause,he maintained that the alleged suicides would stop if the separate state demand is accepted.