Hyderabad, Feb.5: A delegation of representatives of political parties, employees’ associations and people’s organisations owing allegiance to Telangana Political JAC on Saturday called on the Chief Minister, Mr Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy, in the Chief Minister’s Camp Office at Begumpet and handed over a notice stating that they would launch non-cooperation movement from February 17 on the demand of introduction of Telangana Bill in the ensuing session of Parliament.
Speaking to mediapersons after meeting the Chief Minister, the Telangana JAC convenor, Prof. Kodandaram, said that Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy did not respond well while receiving the notice. “We have apprised the Chief Minister of our future course of action and served the notice, but the government has to own the responsibility for the repercussions,” he added.
Stating that the Telangana JAC has been spearheading the agitation in peaceful manner, Prof. Kodandaram said the government was resorting to violence and arm-twisting steps to stifle the voice of the people of the region. Charging the government with adopting repressive measures, Prof. Kodandaram said that the police have started rounding up Telangana activists immediately after the JAC gave a call for bandh in Nizamabad and Adilabad on Friday. He also criticized the Chief Minister for conducting his “Rachchabanda” programme amidst the police forces keeping the people at a distance.
Pointing out that all sections of the people of the region were wholeheartedly participating in the Telangana agitation as they had done during freedom struggle, Prof. Kodandaram confidently said they would achieve separate Telangana State at any cost. He also disclosed that all sections of the people were ready to participate in the non-cooperation movement. (NSS)