It was the turn of freedom fighters to take up a day-long ‘deeksha’ in support of Telangana.

Members of the District Freedom Fighters’ Association, led by president Lakshminarsaiah, sat on a day-long hunger strike at the martyrs’ memorial (Clock Tower) here.

Among the 16 freedom fighters who took part in the fast were Association leaders Manohar Pantulu, S. Yadagiri Reddy and P. Chandrasekhar Reddy, who is also a senior advocate.

Activists of the Telangana Political Joint Action Committee, Nalgonda unit, the CPI and BJP extended their support to the fast.

Extend support

G. Venkateshwarlu, TJAC chairman, M. Adi Reddy, district CPI secretary, and V. Chandrasekhar, BJP president, while supporting the ‘deeksha’ called upon the Centre to introduce the Telangana bill in the ensuing Parliament session.