Congress MLAs from Telangana have decided against pressing their resignations ahead of the January 28 deadline set by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) to pressure the Centre to come out with a time-bound programme for formation of separate Telangana.

MLAs and MLCs from the region have also resolved not to set any deadlines to the party leadership for speeding up the process for formation of Telangana. They have, instead, decided to intensify “lobbying” with the Centre urging it to take up follow-up action on its January 5 initiative of holding discussions with all recognised parties on the separate Telangana issue.

Several Ministers, MLAs and MPs have decided to go to New Delhi to explain the prevailing situation and convince the high command to clarify apprehensions on the formation of the Telangana State. After holding elaborate discussions on Monday, these leaders refused to say whether they continued to be the constituents of the JAC.

“TRS being unilateral”

The participants deliberated at length about the unilateral decisions being taken by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leaders and other constituents of the JAC. A majority of the Congress MLAs and MPs were said to have expressed concern over the TRS’ efforts to project itself as the champion of Telangana cause.