TJAC team meets Botcha, demands Congress’s clear stand

Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram has asked the Congress leadership to state its position unequivocally in support of state’s bifurcation at the all-party meeting in Delhi on December 28. Or else, the ruling party will have to face the music in the people’s court, he has warned.

Talking to reporters here on Friday after meeting PCC chief Botcha Satyanarayana, the TJAC chairman said the Congress, as the ruling party, could not evade its responsibility of speaking first at the all-party meeting.

“Other parties too, including the TDP and YSRC, should express their opinions in clear terms favouring statehood for the Telangana region. The parties should not express their opinions in sealed covers but should do it explicitly. If any party plays hide-and-seek, it will have to face the music on December 29,” Kodandaram said.

At a time when Congress leaders from Telangana are exerting pressure on their party high command for a categorical announcement of its stance favouring statehood to their region, the TJAC also started mounting pressure on the ruling party.

The chairman, along with other TJAC leaders V Srinivas Goud and G Devi Prasad, called on the PCC chief at Gandhi Bhavan. They asked him to see that his party spelt out its stand in favour of state’s bifurcation first at the meeting. They made a similar appeal to other parties.

Kodandaram also submitted a letter, addressed to AICC chief Sonia Gandhi, to the PCC chief.

The professor said they would meet the TDP and YSR Congress leaders soon with the same demand. [Courtesy: The New Indian Express]

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