Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Students representing different organisations in the city on Monday came together to form Greater Hyderabad Telangana Students Joint Action Committee (GH-TSJAC) and extended their support to the ongoing agitation demanding separate Statehood for Telangana.

Over 60 members representing different students’ organisations, including Telangana Backward Classes Students Federation and Telangana Students Union are part of the GH-TSJAC, said P. Krishna, a member of JAC.

In the Greater Hyderabad jurisdiction, there were nearly five lakh students in both private and government colleges and efforts are on to establish college-wise student committees to strengthen the GH-TSJAC and intensify the stir, said Ch. Vikram, another member.

Several politicians, intellectuals and others were invited as dignitaries for the GH-TSJAC Formation programme today.

Addressing the students, BJP State General Secretary, C. Sambamurthy said there were many Hindi speaking States in the country and there was nothing wrong in having two Telugu speaking States.

Opposing the united Andhra agitation, Mr. Sambamurthy said during the struggle against Nizam’s rule in the Telangana region, none of the leaders from Andhra and Rayalaseema regions came to the rescue of Telangana people, but now they were raising the united Andhra slogans.