Hyderabad: The Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed by the political parties from the Telangana region appears to be falling apart with the Congress high command directing its leaders not to press for the acceptance of their resignations even as TDP and TRS elected representatives vowed to pursue the demand after the expiry of the Jan 28 deadline given to the Centre on the separate state issue. Through PCC president D Srinivas and CM K Rosaiah, the Congress high command has convinced all the MPs and MLAs from the region to desist from pressing for the acceptance of their resignations as it can only precipitate a constitutional crisis in the state.
In effect, almost all the 51 Telangana Congress MLAs, 12 Lok Sabha MPs and 4 Rajya Sabha MPs have been silenced and told not to champion the Telangana cause, a Congress leader said. For the record, the Congress leaders from the region have said they will meet here on January 21 to decide their future course of action. But in clear indications that the JAC is speaking in many voices, the Telangana TDP, TRS, BJP and TRS legislators said they will march to the speakers office on Jan 29 and press for the acceptance of their resignations in case the Centre does not make a favourable announcement on Telangana by then.
Tug-of-war over OU exams
The stage is set for a showdown between Osmania University officials and OU Joint Action Committee members on Tuesday with the former determined to hold the exams while the latter declaring on Monday to disrupt them. The JAC has given a call to all the students of the university and affiliated colleges to boycott the exams even as OU vice chancellor T Tirupathi Rao maintained that they would be held as scheduled from Jan 19.
TRS STILL PLANNING NEXT T STEP
Hyderabad: In clear indications that the T-JAC is speaking in many voices, the Telangana TDP, TRS, BJP and TRS legislators said they will march to the Speakers office on January 29 and press for the acceptance of their resignations in case the Centre does not make a favourable announcement on Telangana by then. All the 39 TDP MLAs will press for the acceptance of their resignations once the deadline is over, said party legislator K Harishwar Reddy at Indira Park on Monday where he and a few other JAC members sat on a relay hunger strike. This was also echoed by TRS MLC Lakshman Rao as well as PRP and BJP leaders . While TRS has 10 MLAs, BJP and PRP have two legislators each from the region.
With just a few days remaining for the deadline given to the Centre to expire, TRS is still evolving its strategy as to what to do after that. As of now, the TRS president will undertake a padayatra in the city on January 29 after which he will undertake a tour of the Telangana districts. Any further intensification of the movement will be decided in the next few days, said a TRS leader. Police sources said they apprehend some disturbances over the next few days in the Telangana region after what they called a period of ceasefire that has prevailed for the last few days. We have been on our toes, but there is likely to be some disturbances in Osmania University on Tuesday and perhaps flaring up of tensions in the region in the run-up to the deadline. We are prepared to tackle any extreme situation, said a police official.
Meanwhile, in what appears to be a pressure tactic on the Centre, the state government and police, the Andhra leaders of all major political parties decided to meet here on Wednesday and form a JAC. In case the Centre makes any announcement in favour of Telangana by January 28, we will have a JAC in place to renew our agitation, said a leader.
(SOURCE : TOI)