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JAC demands bill for separate Telangana in Parliament

November 23, 2011 22:29 IST

The Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC), spearheading the separate Telangana agitation, on Wednesday demanded that a bill for formation of the separate state be introduced in the winter session of Parliament.

"We condemn the government's attitude for not accepting the Telangana statehood demand. We demand that a bill be introduced in Parliament for formation of Telangana," JAC Convener M Kodandaram told PTI after a meeting of the committee in Hyderabad.

Hailing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's move to pass a resolution in the assembly for division of the state, he said a resolution be passed in the winter session of Andhra Pradesh assembly for formation of separate Telangana.

Kodandaram said the JAC would meet pro-Telangana leaders ahead of the assembly session, which begins on December 1, and chalk out the future course of agitation.

The pro-Telangana advocates planned to hold a meeting on October 27 over alleged police excesses against Telangana supporters and the JAC extended support to the initiative, he said.

The JAC would also organise rallies on December 1 in support of the Telangana demand.

The JAC would observe December 9 as 'self-respect day' as the Centre had announced on that day in 2009 that steps for formation of separate Telangana would be taken, he added.

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