Separate Telangana protagonists stage demonstrations in New Delhi

Protagonists of separate Telangana staged a noisy demonstration near Vijay Chowk, barely a furlong from the North Block, against the recommendations of the Srikrishna Committee which were made public by Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday.

‘No scientific basis'

Members of the Telangana Students Joint Action Committee (TSJAC) burnt copies of the summary of the panel report to register their protest.

They raised slogans against the All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister and the Srikrishna Committee.

Convenor of the Telangana Aikya Karyacharana Samiti Pasham Yadagiri said: “We reject the report in toto. It is ghost-written by the Congress to protect its own political interests and that of the Coastal Andhra capitalists. The report has no scientific basis.”

Further, he pointed out that the basis should have been common geophysical conditions, common economy, common culture and most of all common psychological makeup.

“These principles were ignored because the committee degenerated into a toasting and feasting committee,” he pointed out.

Leaders of the Telangana Jana Parishad led by Keshava Rao Jadhav, Member of Legislative Committee K. Dileep Kumar, S. Prithviraj of Telangana Kranti Dal, Vimala of Arunodaya and others present at the protest extended their support for the two-day bandh call given by the TSJAC.

Talking to reporters, Telangana Students Joint Action Committee representatives slammed the report stating that it had hurt the sentiments of the people of Telangana.

“Any self-respecting citizen of Telangana will not hail the report, which has made fun of them with its recommendations,” the leaders noted.

Security upped

They warned Congress leaders that they would face the wrath of people in Telangana.

The students then proceeded to AICC office where they staged a dharna. Security was beefed around Andhra Pradesh Bhavan where Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy was put up.

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