Government employees and teachers who have been on an indefinite strike for the past 33 days, have made it clear that they would not call off their agitation till the Centre announced the creation of Telangana state within a specific time frame.

The Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee leaders who took part in talks with the Cabinet sub-committee on Saturday made it clear that they would not give up until the Centre conceded their main demand of creation of Telangana.

“We want a clear announcement from the Centre on this. It should come out with a clear road map and a specify time frame for creation of the state,” JAC president K Swamy Goud told reporters at the end of the talks with the Cabinet sub-committee headed by Deputy Chief Minister Damodara Rajanarasimha.

“We have requested the state Cabinet to prevail upon the Centre and get an announcement on Telangana,” the JAC leader said.

“There is no truth in reports that we are going to withdraw from the indefinite strike. On the contrary, we will step up our agitation in every form,” Swamy Goud asserted.

State Labour Minister Danam Nagender said they once again appealed to the JAC to call off the strike since “our own people of Telangana” were suffering.

“People of Andhra-Rayalaseema regions are continuing with their daily life happily as there is no strike there. Only people of Telangana are suffering badly,” Mr. Danam pointed out.

The issues raised by JAC would be discussed with the Chief Minister for necessary action, the minister added.