Two-day Chalo Sansad from today
Move to mount pressure on UPA Govt to deliver on its commitment
Chalo Assembly also planned
New Delhi: TJAC chairman M Kodandaram on Sunday arrived in the capital, ahead of the two-day dharna to be staged at Jantar-Mantar from Monday. The exercise is aimed at mounting pressure on the UPA Government to deliver on its commitment to create Telangana.
Delhi TJAC convener D Ramakrishna Reddy told The Hans India that over 2000 delegates from various political parties supporting the Telangana cause, NGOs and the TNGOs, have started arriving in the capital to take part in the Chalo Sansad programme.
Already, 1,000 youths have sacrificed their lives for the cause and the PA Government is responsible for the deaths, according to Reddy.
Kodandaram declared that this was the last chance for the Congress to redeem itself by honouring its commitment on Telangana. The Congress has made a promise on Telangana and time has come for the party to honour it by setting in process the creation of Telangana.
Asked whether he was hopeful that the Congress might take some decision on Telangana after the conclusion of the Budget Session of Parliament, Kodandaram said he had no hopes at all, as the Congress had lost all its credibility, after repeatedly failing to keep its word on Telangana.
Kodandaram said the TJAC had approached like-minded parties like BJP, CPI, RJD, RLD, NCP and BSP. Leaders of these parties have assured of their support. While the Congress had promised Telangana in 2004, other parties committed themselves to it in 2009. It was time the political parties delivered on their word.
After the Chalo Sansad in the capital it will be followed up with Chalo Assembly in Hyderabad. Finally the TJAC will intensify the agitation for Telangana with the slogan, Congress ko khatam karo, Telangana haasil karo Mallepalli Lakshmaiah said over 1,000 youths had lost their lives, because the Congress failed to live up to its commitment on Telangana.
All like-minded parties were joining hands now to pressurise the government to act on the demand for Telangana. The dharnas will showcase to the nation the strong sentiment for Telangana. [Courtesy: The Hans India]