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Pro-Telangana supporters greet Jagan with stones, black flags

January 10, 2012 16:22 IST

Jagan Mohan Reddy, who has never clarified his stance on the Telangana issue, may have to reconsider his political agenda. On his return from Nizambad on Tuesday, he was greeted by pro-Telangana supporters, who waved black flags, pelted stones and burnt tyres to protest his visit.

Members of the Joint Action Committee on Telangana told rediff.com that Jagan was not welcome in the region.

"Although he has not taken any stand on the issue, we are aware he is more in favour of Andhra and Rayalseema," they said.

The police, who were present in large numbers to protect Jagan's convoy, arrested nearly 20 members of the JAC and also the Telangana Rashtra Samiti in connection with the incident.

Jagan was in Armoor, Nizamabad to hold a fast for farmers.

But pro-Telangana supporters have warned that he would not be allowed to hold a fast here unless he clarified his stance on the issue.

The YSR Congress president has faced the ire of pro-Telangana supporters last year as well.

Jagan has been non committal about the Telangana issue since day one and wants to portray himself as a leader from Andhra-Rayalseema. He doesn't have any plans to build up a political base in the Telangana region and his party will not contest the forthcoming by-polls.

Supporters of Jagan claim that he has remained unfazed by the protests and will go ahead with his fast.

Vicky Nanjappa