MAHABUBNAGAR: The Minister for Civil Supplies Jupally Krishna Rao was gheraoed by the students of Palamuru University at Kalwakurthy in the district on Monday.

The students who were on a bus yatra in support of separate Telangana came across the Minister at Kalwakurthy.

Responding to the students’ demand of resignation the Minister assured them that he would resign to his post after February 7 if the Central Government fails to take positive step on separate Telangana.

Later the Minister visited relay hunger strike camp at Veldanda village. Meanwhile students of Degree college at Jadcherla organised a padayatra from Jadcherla to Mahabubnagar demanding separate Telangana state.Members of JAC lay seize to the Collectorate and later organised a rasta roko for sometime. The demonstration was led by TDP district president and MLA Achampet Ramulu TRS former MLA C. Laxma reddy and JAC convener G. Rajender Reddy.