HYDERABAD: The Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (TJAC) said on Friday that the pro-Telangana parties, including the TRS and BJP, will take part in the public meeting being organized at Nizam College grounds on September 29. TRS chief K Chandrashekar Rao and BJP state president G Kishan Reddy are slated to address the nearly 1.5 lakh gathering.
A delegation of the TJAC members led by its chairman M Kodandaram on Friday called on Kishan Reddy at the BJP office and invited him and party colleagues for the meeting named Sakala Jana Bheri. Confirming his participation, Kodandram said, “The TJAC has urged the BJP to demand that the Centre expedite the process of bifurcation of the state and to call a special session of Parliament to pass the Telangana bill.”
A delegation of the BJP leaders from the state is leaving for Delhi on October 2. Kishan Reddy said his party was for protecting the interests of both Telangana and Seemandhra regions, while it is committed to the cause of the separate state.
Kishan Reddy said the two splinter states with Hyderabad as the common capital was not in the interest of Seemandhra, and his party would demand that the Centre start building a new capital for Seemandhra immediately.
Criticizing the state government for its partial stand favoring the anti-Telangana lobby, Kodandaram warned against curbing the Sakala Jana Bheri in the guise of providing police security.
“During the APNGO ‘Save AP’ rally, the police provided tight security and escorted the participants to the venue. We don’t need such security as we are confident that the public meeting will be peaceful. On the contrary, there is a possibility of the police harassing the participants in the name of security check. We warn the government against resorting to such steps,” Kodandaram said.