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Telangana supporters stage ‘rasta rokos'

Staff Reporter

Nirmal Praja Rajyam legislator A. Maheshwar Reddy urged to resign in favour of Telangana


Maheshwar Reddy tells protestors that Telangana is as dear to his heart as it is to them

Making one or two MLAs resign will not serve any purpose: MLA R. Chandra Shekara Reddy


– Photos: Thakur Ajay Pal Singh & M. Murali

Taking to the streets: BJYM activists staging a dharna in front of MP Ponnam Prabhakar's house in Karimnagar on Friday. (Right) Washermen staging a protest demanding introduction of Telangana bill in Parliament, in Hanamkonda.


ADILABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) Mancherial MLA G. Arvind Reddy on Friday cooked Telangana savouries at Luxettipet as part of pro-Telangana demonstrations. He participated in ‘rasta roko' before the cooking exercise began at Andhra Bore area.

Cooking of Telangana delicacies like chakinalu was also taken up by members of Telangana Joint Action Committee at NTR Chowk in Adilabad.

Telangana protagonists also staged ‘rasta rokos' at many major centres in the district.

Meanwhile, Nirmal's Praja Rajyam Party MLA A. Maheshwar Reddy was accosted with Telangana activists who greeted him with flowers and urged him to resign in favour of Telangana. During this Mulakhat programme, the MLA spoke to them for a few minutes and assured that Telangana is as dear to his heart as them. JAC members and others in Adilabad too went to the residence of Telugu Desam Party MLA Jogu Ramanna for a Mulakhat. As he was not present at his home, they placed flowers on the gate.

Karimnagar Staff Reporter adds: TRS women's wing leaders celebrated Sankranti on the roads at Telangana Chowk, in Karimnagar on Friday.

TRS women's wing leaders including State president T Uma, district president Gurram Padma, local leaders Padmavathi, B. Shoba and others participated in the programme amid slogans of ‘Jai Telangana'.

They participated in ‘rongoli' on the roads and demanding the formation of Telangana State and cooked Telangana traditional savoury, Sakinalu, and distributed them among those assembled. They also made Bathukamma and sang songs on the importance of separate State.

Meanwhile, BJYM district unit leaders led by its president G. Ramana Reddy and others staged a dharna in front of Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar demanding his resignation for the cause of Telangana in Karimnagar on Friday. Several leaders squatted in front of the MP's house and raised slogans against the Congress party for going back on its promise of carving out Telangana, succumbing to Andhra leaders. They demanded the government to introduce bill in the Parliament for the formation of separate state.

Mahabubnagar Correspondent adds:   Demanding resignation in support of Telangana, members of Joint Action committee (JAC) of students and employees, TRS, and BJP - staged a demonstration at the residence of Ruvula Chandra Shekara Reddy, TDP MLA from Wanaparthy, in the district on Friday.  The demonstrators were led by Venu Gopal, Wanaparthy division convener of Telangana JAC, Peddi Reddy, BJP constituency in-charge, Ghattu Yadav, TRS town president, who met legislator R. Chandra Shekar Reddy and urged him to resign for the cause of Telangana.  Responding to the demand Mr. Chandra Shekar Reddy said that legislators and other public representatives from all the political parties in the region should come under one umbrella and resign.

Mr. Reddy also told the pro-Telangana activists that making resignations by one or two legislators will not serve the purpose.

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