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Strategic meeting: TDP legislators from Telangana holding a meeting at NTR Bhavan in Hyderabad on Monday.
Strategic meeting: TDP legislators from Telangana holding a meeting at NTR Bhavan in Hyderabad on Monday.

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MLAs from Telangana warn government against targeting agitators

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam MLAs from Telangana on Monday warned the government against using repressive measures against students and agitators fighting for separate statehood.

Speaking on their behalf, senior party legislator, Nagam Janardhan Reddy said it was unfortunate that the government and the police were targeting the agitators though they were carrying on the struggle in a democratic and peaceful manner.

As decided in the Telangana Joint Action Committee meeting on Sunday, TDP would organise series of meetings in all Assembly constituencies all over Telangana to mobilise support for the bandh on December 30, he said.

The party had made it clear to the cadre that they should enforce the bandh in a voluntary and peaceful manner, without causing inconvenience to the people. He said the party has also decided to support ‘Mahagarjana’ at Osmania University on January 3, called by the Joint Action Committee of students.

Pressure tactics

Dr. Reddy said legislators of all political parties in Telangana would meet here on December 31. After the meeting they would call on the Assembly Speaker, N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and insist on acceptance of their resignations.

To a question, he said the Ministers and MPs from the region would build similar pressure on the Chief Minister and Lok Sabha Speaker respectively to accept their resignations. It was only through such pressure tactics that separate Telangana could be achieved.

The TDP MLA said contentious issues between the party and the JAC have been resolved and it would work with other parties for getting Telangana. He said besides meeting among themselves, the MLAs and party leaders from the region met the party president N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday.


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