The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) has accused Congress leaders of the region of being insincere to the cause of Telangana.

TJAC leaders M. Kodandaram, G. Devi Prasad Rao, V. Srinivas Goud and C. Vittal said here on Saturday that the coming budget session was an opportunity for the Congress MLAs to corner the government on issues related to the region. They should keep in mind that the government is surviving because of their support, they said.

Addressing a press conference, they stated that NH-blockade – ‘sadak bandh’ – would be TJAC’s first step towards intensifying the movement to mount pressure on the Centre and Congress party. They would visit villages along NH-7 in Mahabubnagar district during bus yatra planned on February 11-12 and seek their support for the blockade.

Separately, speaking at a meeting of Telangana Intellectuals Forum, Mr. Kodandaram alleged that the Congress leaders of the region have no compassion left in them as they are unmoved even by continuing suicides of youth for the Telangana cause.

The TJAC campaign against Telangana Congress MLAs from February 16 to 21 would be so intense that it would make difficult for them even to visit their constituencies, the TJAC chairman said. Stating that aspirations of Telangana people were not felt by the Congress high command, he felt that Rahul Gandhi appeared to be interested more in votes-seats and not in resolving issues such as Telangana.