Panel warns of indefinite bundh in Telangana

It has threatened to launch an indefinite bundh in the region from January 29 if all elected representatives do not submit their resignations.

For the next 12 days till January 28, beginning Saturday, the MLAs of member parties of the JAC will sit on a relay hunger strike as part of its programme to intensify its agitation in view of the failure of the Centre to announce a time frame to initiate the process of forming the new state.

The relay hunger strike was launched at Indira Park here on Saturday by two MLAs each from the ruling Congress party, the main opposition Telugu Desam Party, Bharatiya Janata Party and the Telangana Praja Rajyam Party.

 Leaders from the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and other parties will also join the hunger strike in accordance with a plan of action announced by the JAC.

TDP leader N Janardhan Reddy said: “We stand by the decision of the JAC. All 39 (TDP) MLAs from Telangana will press Assembly speaker to accept their resignations if no decision is taken by Jan 28.” 

Seventy-seven MLAs of all parties from the Telangana region submitted their resignation to protest against the December 23 statement by the Centre that went back on its December 9 commitment to initiate the process of state bifurcation.

Meanwhile, the ruling Congress party seems divided over the issue of mass resignations.

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