Seeking to mount pressure on the ruling Congress leaders, the Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) today asked them to quit their posts and join the “strike by all sections of people” scheduled to start from next month.
“We will go ahead with the strike. We urge the Ministers and other Congress leaders to join the strike,” JAC Convener M Kodandaram told reporters here.
He was responding to Civil Supplies Minister D Sridhar Babu’s reported appeal to the JAC and other Telangana supporters to postpone the proposed strike in view of the ill- health of Congress President Sonia Gandhi among other reasons.
The JAC has earlier said the strike, scheduled to start from the second week of September, would aim at mounting pressure on the Telangana leaders of Congress and main Opposition TDP to quit their posts and also on the Centre towards accepting the separate statehood demand.The mass resignations of the public representatives would put pressure on the Centre, it maintained.
The MLAs from Telangana region submitted resignations en masse last month, but they were rejected by the Assembly Speaker.