‘Call to public representatives to quit their posts is general in nature and not targeted at individuals'
HYDERABAD: The Telangana JAC has refused to ask TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao or his colleague Vijayashanti to resign from Parliament as its call to public representatives to quit their posts was general in nature and not targeted at individuals. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, JAC convener M. Kodandaram said the panel had not asked the 12 MLAs of TRS, TDP and BJP who ultimately resigned to heed to its call. It was just that they saw political logic in resigning. The same would apply to Mr. Rao or Ms. Vijayashanti, he added. Mr. Kodandaram welcomed the stand of Congress leader J.C. Diwakar Reddy that Rayalaseema be identified with Telangana to the exclusion of rest of the State. However, the JAC was committed to statehood to Telangana exclusively. The convener said he went with Mr. Reddy's stand to the limited extent that it exposed the thinking of politicians of Rayalaseema in favour of bifurcation of the State. The JAC convenor said he had met Singareni Collieries Chairman S. Narasing Rao during the day and sought restoration of local reservation in the recruitment of 150 junior mining engineers to be taken up by the company. Otherwise, the notification said local reservation would not be followed in the recruitment. Mr. Rao promised to concede the demand, he added.