The Telangana Joint Action Committee on Wednesday demanded that the Centre initiate steps for formation of a separate state within a “clear time frame” and resolved to continue its peaceful agitation till the decision is officially announced.

The committee, which met here a day after an all party meeting called by Home Minister P Chidambaram ended in a stalemate, also expressed dismay over attempts to bring the element of naxalism in the separate state movement.

“We strongly condemn the campaign indulged by certain individuals and political parties regarding the entry of naxalites in the movement. We resolved to counter this at all level,” convenor of the committee C Kodandaram told reporters after passing a resolution in this regard.

He said they have also resolved to press the Centre “to take steps for formation of Telangana state with a clear time frame.”

Till the formation of the state is officially announced, the committee will continue the agitation peacefully for the Telangana state,” he added.

The committee also decided to hold a meeting of all MLAs, MPs and MLCs in Hyderabad within the next few days and meet there soon to decide the future course of action.