New Delhi: Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram on Thursday issued an ultimatum to the Centre that all employees unions would paralyse life in Telangana if a decision on separate Telangana statehood demand is not made and the employees’ demands are not met.
Prof Kodandaram told media persons here that all the unions are supporting the employees’ strike beginning from August 17 demanding formation of separate state and to rectify the injustice meted out to them in the region.
The separate statehood spearhead added that the JAC leaders and employees’ representatives have come to New Delhi seeking the support of all like-minded parties for the strike.
Prof Kodandaram demanded that the Centre show that it is committed to the December 9, 2009 statement of Union Home Minister P Chidambaram by announcing a decision on Telangana early.
“The Centre should make total efforts towards forming the separate state without heeding to Seemandhra leaders’ opinions,” Prof Kodandaram opined.
He warned that the delay in announcement of Centre would lead to political uncertainty and the people of region would react against the state government for cheating them with false assurances.
The TPJAC convenor added that the JAC members have contacted Bharatiya Janata Party official spokesman Prakash Javadekar and Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav seeking their support for the employees’ strike and for achieving Telangana statehood.
Prof Kodandaram added that both the leaders responded positively and extended their full support to the agitation.(INN)