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TRS threatens indefinite bandh from Jan 3 over Telangana issue

By Mohammed Siddique
Last updated on: December 28, 2009 17:51 IST
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A meeting of pro-Telangana legislators, who have sent in their resignations to the Andhra Pradesh assembly speaker, will be held on Thursday to chalk out the next course of action, said Telugu Desam Party Member of Legislative Assembly Nagam Janardhan Reddy.

The TDP, which has already rejoined the Telangana Joint Action Committee, has adopted an aggressive stand on the issue. Many senior TDP leaders from Telangana attended the meeting of the JAC on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Rashtra Samiti has threatened to call an indefinite strike from January 3, unless the government declares a clear time-frame for the creation of a separate state.

The Congress ministers from Telangana in Andhra Pradesh on Monday said they will not take back their resignations until the party high command sets a time-frame for the formation of a separate state.

"We won't take back our resignations till the high command acts within a time-frame for the formation of a separate state of Telangana and clarifies doubts over the second statement of Home Minister P Chidambaram made last week," said AP Civil Supplies Minister J Krishna Rao, after a meeting with Union Law Minister and Andhra Pradesh Congress in-charge M Veerappa Moily and senior leader Ahmed Patel.

He said the ministers have put across their views on the issue before the party leaders and have been given a patient hearing.

Rao said the ministers also gave details of the agitation in the Telangana region and the government has to clear the people's doubts in this regard.

"We are hopeful that the high command and party president Sonia Gandhi will understand the sentiments of the people," he said.

Earlier in the day, the ministers met Union minister Jaipal Reddy, who also hails from Telangana, and discussed the latest situation with him.

With additional inputs from PTI

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