T-JAC, after experiencing the heady success of the recent Telangana march, also plans to hold a ‘final showdown’ on December 9.
After the thumping success of the Telangana march last week, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) plans to capitalise on its success by organising a massive agitation and boycott of AP Formation Day on November 1.
The T-JAC, that happens to wrest the initiative in agitation from the TRS, wants the T ministers to boycott the Formation Day celebrations. “People of Telangana have said loud and clear how strongly they aspire to see the creation of a Telangana state. Now, the onus of putting pressure on the UPA government lies with the Telangana ministers. Apart from putting pressure, they should also boycott ensuing AP Formation Day celebrations as it is a black day for four crore Telangana people,” T-JAC chairman Prof Kodandaram said, while speaking on Postnoon on Sunday.
The leader has also demanded that the State government withdraw cases filed against Telangana people who participated in the march. The T-JAC is also seriously mulling over holding an even bigger agitation on December 9 this year. It was on this day in 2009 that the then Union home minister P Chidambaram announced the creation of separate Telangana state, following fast unto death by TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao. But the Union home minister retracted his statement on December 23, 2009, following resignation of Andhra and Rayalaseema leaders en masse protesting the decision of the UPA government. “We are planning to hold a much bigger agitation than the T march before December 9 this year. We will bring all pro-Telangana forces under one roof for this purpose. We will hold discussions with all stakeholders and prepare them for the final battle,” Kodandaram said.
PM to face T-agitators’ wrath
T-JAC leaders have decided to show their power to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is coming to the State on October 16 to participate in the ongoing biodiversity convention. The leaders are planning to protest before the PM for delaying the creation of a separate Telangana state.