The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) has decided to mount pressure on the ruling party MLAs of the region by taking up a series of protest programmes in their constituencies from February 16 to 21.

Giving the details to reporters here on Tuesday, TJAC leaders C. Vittal, V. Srinivas Goud and A. Dayakar said posters would be displayed and pamphlets distributed in the MLAs’ constituencies on February 16 demanding them to quit their posts and join the movement for statehood since their party had failed to keep its word on Telangana.

Protests with black flags (Feb. 17), bike rallies (Feb. 18), writing postcards to MLAs (Feb. 19), burning effigies of MLAs (Feb. 20) and protests by lighting up candles in memory of Telangana martyrs (Feb. 21) would be taken up on the following days.

The TJAC leaders alleged that suicides by students had increased after January 28, after the Centre had gone back on its assurance to take a decision on Telangana. Stating that all such suicides were abetted by the State and Central governments due to their indecision, they sought to know why the law was not taking its own course here.

Meanwhile, Telangana Jagruthi president K. Kavitha asked YSR Congress leader Y.S. Sharmila to clarify the party’s stand on Telangana during her second leg of padayatra.