The all-party Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Tuesday decided to mount pressure on the MLAs from the region to quit their posts in protest against the Centre’s alleged wavering attitude on the separate statehood demand.

Coming under pressure from the students of Osmania University here, the nerve centre of the Telangana agitation, following the alleged suicide by a student in support of the separate state demand, the JAC leaders decided to press for the resignation of the public representatives.

“The people are committing suicide in protest against the government’s wavering attitude as the Centre hesitates to make a categorical statement in support of Telangana. That is how they are expressing their anger,” JAC convenor C Kodandaram told reporters.

“We feel the only way to stop all this is an announcement of a time frame for the formation of Telangana state. In this direction we feel the public representatives should quit their posts to express their protest,” he said.

The JAC would call for a meeting of the public representatives on Wednesday or Thursday to press for their resignation, Mr. Kodandaram said.

The JAC also decided to support the 24-hour Telangana bandh called by the students tomorrow.

Earlier, the charred body of K Venugopal Reddy (23), an MCA final-year student of a private college, was found near Tagore Auditorium in the OU premises.