Chalo Assembly: TJAC to BJP

Published: 11th May 2013 12:31 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th May 2013 12:31 PM   |  A+A-


The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) on Friday invited BJP leaders to participate in its proposed Chalo Assembly protest. TJAC leaders led by convenor Prof Kodandaram met the BJP leaders at the party office for half-an-hour and discussed how the protest could be made successful and what should be done to bring pressure on the Centre to get a Telangana State ahead of the 2014 general elections. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, BJP state president G Kishan Reddy said the BJP will participate in the Chalo Assembly programme and work to make it a success. Holding the Congress responsible for delaying statehood to Telangana, he demanded that the Centre bifurcate the State before the elections. Stating that their party always supported the Telangana bill, he recalled that Opposition leader in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj had announced the same at the two-day Sansad organised by the TJAC in New Delhi on September 29 and 30 last year. Appreciating the fact that the BJP had actively participated in the Sansad, Kodandaram said they will hold their steering committee meeting on Friday afternoon to decide the schedule of Chalo Assembly programme. TJAC leader Srinivas Goud flayed the Congress, stating that it was the only political party coming in the way of a Telangana state. BJP senior leaders Bandaru Dattatreya, K Vidyasagar Rao, party MLA from Nizamabad urban Endala Lakshmionarayana and others were present.


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