TRS, BJP stage road blockades over Telangana issue

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Hyderabad, Jan 17 (PTI) Stepping up the agitation forintroduction of a bill for formation of Telangana state in theBudget session of Parliament, activists of TRS, BJP, andseveral other organisations staged road blockades across theregion today.

Road traffic was badly affected in various towns andvillages in the region, as the Telangana supporters blockedtraffic following the call given by Telangana political JointAction Committee (JAC).

JAC Convener M Kodandaram, BJP leader N Indrasena Reddyand several other leaders blocked traffic at the busy L BNagar junction here.

Demanding that the Centre table the Telangana bill,Kodandaram warned that agitation will be intensified bystarting relay hunger strikes from January 21.

Kodandaram and others were removed from the place andtaken to a nearby police station.

The protesters conducted similar rasta-roko'' at otherplaces in the city too.

TRS MLA D Vinay Bhaskar and BJP leaders led theprotest at a busy road in Warangal, while another TRS MLA andparty president K Chandrasekhar Rao''s nephew T Harish Raoorganised protests in Medak district. .

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