Congress, Desam set to quit T-JAC

The Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) is heading for a split.

Both the Congress and the Telugu Desam are upset over the unilateral decision of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti on resignations.

The Congress MPs, MLAs and MLCs, who met at a star hotel late on Monday, took strong objections to the T-JAC’s decision to call for social boycott of elected representatives who fail to quit by Monday.

“We cannot achieve Telangana through resignations. We will bring pressure on the Congress high command and achieve statehood,” Mr Ponnam Prabhakar, Congress MP and convener of state MPs said.

Mr Prabhakar took objection to Prof. Kodandaram’s call for social boycott saying it’s not a fiat of the T-JAC but of the TRS.

“We will not succumb to pressure of the TRS and are we going to fall in their trap. The Congress MLAs should understand that we achieve statehood through discussions and not through resignation,” he said. The Congress MP said the Congressmen in the district would explain to the people the need to observe restraint.

In another development, the TD deputy floor leader, Dr Nagam Janardhan Reddy, took strong objection to TRS president, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s tongue lashing at the TD.

“Does Mr Rao want Telangana or abuse the TD? he asked.

Earlier, the T-JAC asked the TD MLAs to submit their resignations directly to the Speaker even as Telangana activists attacked the houses of TD and Congress MLAs who did not quit across Telangana.(DC)

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