The scheduled visit by a delegation of the Telangana Joint Action Committee to Delhi on January 13 and 14 has been cancelled.
The cancellation follows an appeal made recently by Union home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde to political parties not to send delegations to Delhi for building pressure on him. He conveyed the same to Samaikyandhra Forum convener and minister Sailajanath.
Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has, for the first time, warned ministers and MLAs not make provocative statements in view of Shinde’s declaration that a decision would be taken by the end of this month. The Congress high command too has sent the same signals to PCC leaders.
In deference to Shinde’s appeal, TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao has decided lie low for the time being and is taking rest at his farm house. He has advised the TJAC too not to visit Delhi before January 28 when the Centre will make an announcement on Telangana. Accepting Rao’s advice, the TJAC has postponed its Delhi programme.
The TJAC has not yet taken a decision on giving membership to TNS leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy, maybe because of opposition from the TRS. The TJAC is conducting internal meetings without inviting representatives from political parties.
TJAC leaders met in the city on Saturday and discussed the Delhi developments and the AICC brainstorming to be held at Jaipur in Rajasthan for three days from January 18. The TJAC has decided to hold Maha Dharna in the city on January 27. TJAC chairman M Kodandaram said their Delhi visit was cancelled in view of UPA leaders’ absence fom the national capital for Sankranti. He said TJAC leaders would meet again on Sunday to finalise several agitation programmes to be organised before January 20.