Nizamabad: In an unusual move, people of Chengal in Bheemgal mandal on Friday set up check posts at entry points to prevent public representatives - who did not tender resignations in support of the Telangana cause - from entering the village. The Telangana JAC and village development committee (VDC) have jointly taken a decision to set up check posts at two points in the village located on Armoor-Bheemgal main road, 50 kilometres away from the district headquarters. All vehicles, including buses, cars, lorries and others were thoroughly checked by Telangana sympathisers deployed at these check posts. Speaking to TOI, JAC leader Sangham Srinivas said that in order to teach a lesson to betrayers of Telangana , they had taken this step. He said they would not allow public representatives and political leaders into the village if they did not resign from their posts.
Ministers, MLAs, MPs and other representatives should resign to bring pressure on the Union government to start the process of carving out a separate state, said S Gangadhar , a Telangana protagonist . Meanwhile, students of Telangana University gheraoed Nizamabad MP Madhu Yashki in front of the university main gate in protest against his failure to tender his resignation. The MP was surrounded by students and grilled for more than half-an-hour on his stand on Telangana when he tried to enter the university premises to extend his support to the agitating JAC students. Responding to students questions, Madhu Yashki wanted the students to gherao those Telangana leaders who were trying to deceive their own people. Stating that he was ready to sacrifice any post for the cause of Telangana, the MP said that he did not tender his resignation as the deadline was extended to February 7 by the Telangana political JAC. (toi)