HYDERABAD: The all-party Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Wednesday night resolved to reflect the aspirations of people of the region for separate State at the meeting convened by the Central Government with eight political parties in New Delhi on January 5. The JAC, which met under the chairmanship of M. Kodandaram also resolved that the pro-Telangana agitation continue until the Centre launches the process of formation of Telangana State. The meeting appealed to leaders across parties not to criticise one another.

Telugu Desam deputy leader in Assembly Nagam Janardhan Reddy said it was decided to defer the JAC programme of MLAs from Telangana districts taking up their resignations with Speaker N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Thursday. In view of the Centre’s invitation to the parties for a meeting on January 5, it was decided to reschedule the programme after that date. The JAC had originally given a call to MLAs from Telangana who had submitted their resignations to persuade Speaker to accept them on January 5.

TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao interpreted the Centre’s invitation to parties as one aimed to gather their views on separate Telangana. It was not meant to arrive at a consensus among parties as that had already been achieved, he added. He also said the invitation neither sent a positive nor a negative signal about formation of State.