Hyderabad: Telangana Political JAC chairman Prof. M. Kodandaram, accompanied by several leaders from the BJP, TRS, CPI-ML and Employees’ JAC leaders Swamy Goud, Srinivas Goud and Devi Prasad today called on the Chief Minister, Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, in the camp office at Begumpet and served him a notice for general strike.
Speaking to mediapersons later, Prof. Kodandaram said that they have told the Chief Minister that there will be general strike all over the Telangana region if separate State was not announced by then. He said when they told Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy that general strike will be inevitable if the Centre failed to concede separate State demand at the earliest, the Chief Minister reportedly told them that the issue cannot be solved overnight as it was very sensitive and complex. He also reportedly expressed his inability saying that Delhi has to decide it and there was nothing in his hands.
Stating that formation of separate Telangana State was the only solution to all the problems facing the people of the region, Prof. Kodandaram demanded that the government respond even at this late hour and announce bifurcation of the State as 99 per cent of people’s representatives have submitted resignations.