"The general strike in the region has entered 18th day today. It has been peaceful. But the state government is trying to make it violent. The attacks on TRS MLAs Harish, Rama Rao and Swamy Goud (a pro-Telangana employees union leader) in the last three-four days prove this. We are going to Delhi to explain the situation here to the Prime Minister and other important leaders like Sushma Swaraj," K Chandrasekhara Rao said.
Meanwhile, the BJP seems supportive of the demand for a separate state.
Earlier, on Sept 30, Sonia Gandhi had attended a party core committee meeting with senior leaders to discuss on Telangana crisis at Prime Minister's official residence. Party had suggested to discuss the issue further with other parties, in government and between the government and other parties, before taking a final decision.
The Telangana strike has affected the normal lives of the people badly in various regions of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. TRS Chief has already declared that the strike will continue till their demand is met.