To organise protests from Feb. 16 to March 2
The Nalgonda unit of the Political Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Thursday announced its agitation programmes to be taken up from February 16 to March 2 as part of its efforts to exert more pressure on the Centre to concede the statehood demand.
G. Venkateshwarlu, JAC chairman, and other leaders told a press conference that the programmes would take off on February 16 with demonstrations holding banners asking all the Telangana MLAs to join the separatist agitation.
They said the programmes would include black flag demonstrations on February 17 resenting the Centre’s indifferent attitude to its promise on Telangana, bike rallies on February 18, campaign to send postcards to MLAs February 19, burning of MLAs’ effigies on February 20, paying candlelight homage to martyrs and undertaking a pledge to continue the agitation till the statehood is realised on February 21.
The leaders said on February 24 representatives of the JAC would take part in large numbers to make the blockage of the Hyderabad-Bangalore National Highway successful.
Staff Reporter The committee would also ensure that the ‘sadak bandh’ of the Hyderabad-Vijayawada National Highway 65 on February 24 was continued for 24 hours.
Mr. Venkateshwarlu said the JAC would organise a ‘bus yatra’ from Hayatnagar to Kodad on February 27 and 28 to make the ‘sadak bandh’ successful.
Representatives of the JAC would visit the 11 mandal centres en route and hold meetings/rallies. He said these programmes were a precursor to the JAC planned ‘Chalo Assembly rally’ in the third week of March, intended to force the Centre to concede Telangana.
Leaders of JAC V. Chandrasekhar (BJP), P. Venkateswara Murthy (Employees’ JAC), B. Pitchaiah (TRS), R. Krishna (CPI-ML New Democracy), G. Amarender Reddy (co-convener), Venu Sankoju (spokesperson) were present.
Plans to exert pressure on the Centre to concede the statehood demand Programmes are a precursor to ‘Chalo Assembly rally’ in third week of March
Plans to exert pressure on the Centre to concede the statehood demand
Programmes are a precursor to ‘Chalo Assembly rally’ in third week of March