A non-political JAC is needed to bring together all streams of agitations for a better impact on the demand to reverse the decision to bifurcate the State, Minister for Investment and Infrastructure Ganta Srinivasa Rao said at a meeting here on Friday to formally launch the non-political JAC.

An intellectual figure who does not have political ambitions would lead the JAC, which is being formed as an experiment in Visakhapatnam district. The non-political JAC would get a final shape in three to four days and the agitation would be more effective than the Telangana stir, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said. Unless the present crop of leaders stoutly opposed the bifurcation future generations would not pardon them, he added.

Mr. Srinivasa Rao also clarified that he and others had resigned only the posts of Ministers and as legislators but not to the Congress. Ministers and MLAs who decided to quit were met by all-India secretaries of the party at a meeting in Hyderabad. The leaders from the region wanted leaders of general secretary level to talk to them and discuss the issue, Mr. Srinivasa Rao said.

APCC general secretary S.A. Rehaman, who presided over the meeting, MLAs M. Srinivasa Rao, M. Vijaya Prasad and Ch. Venkatramaiah, president of city unit of APNGGOs Association K. Eswara Rao, president of AP Revenue Services Association Nageswara Reddy, and others suggested measures like involving all employees and workers unions in the stir.

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