Telangana Telugu Desam Forum leaders have demanded Panchayat Raj Minister K. Jana Reddy and other Telangana Ministers to resign and warned of direct action by Telugu Desam activists if they failed to do so and participate in the movement for a separate State.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, the TDP leaders E. Dayakar Rao and L. Ramana slammed Mr. Jana Reddy for issuing an appeal to call off the general strike, saying that it exposed the deception of Congress party. The ruling party's MPs, MLAs and Ministers from the Telangana region were enacting a drama and trying to weaken the movement.
They also lashed out at T-JAC and Telangana Rashtra Samithi for joining hands with the Congress instead of seeking resignation of Telangana Ministers. Accusing the T-JAC of adopting double standards, they faulted it for aligning with Congress leaders from Telangana region even though they had not resigned while ignoring TDP legislators, who had quit.
The TDP leaders demanded TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao and T-JAC convenor M. Kodandaram to end “match-fixing” with the Congress and call for a round-table meet. They urged T-JAC to be apolitical and intensify the agitation by involving all parties and declared that Telangana Telugu Desam Forum leaders were ready to set aside the party flag and work together for achieving Telangana State.
They alleged that the Centre and State government were trying to suppress the movement following the visit of TRS and T-JAC leaders to Delhi. They alleged that Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao had “disappeared” for two hours in Delhi and demanded him to tell the people of Telangana where he was during that duration.
Replying to a question, Mr. Dayakar Rao said they would support the bandh on Monday as the government was foisting false cases and trying to suppress the agitation.
At a separate press conference, Telangana Nagara Samithi president Nagam Janardhan Reddy demanded Mr. Jana Reddy to apologise to the people of Telangana.