AP: Jagan Mohan Reddy to fast over farmer suicide issue

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YSR Jagan Mohan Reddy
Hyderabad, Jan 10: Jagan Mohan Reddy, YSR Congress president will begin a 48-hour long fast in Nizamabad district, Telangana region on Tuesday, Jan 9 over the farmer suicide issue in Andhra Pradesh.

The move was however, opposed by Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC), TRS and Congress leaders from the region.

"Jagan has an anti-Telangana attitude. He never spoke in support of Telangana. He has tried to evade a clear stance on the separate statehood demand (by saying that the decision on it has to be taken by Centre). All Congress activists in Telangana should oppose his visit," said Congress Lok Sabha member from Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar.

The JAC also said that Jagan's visit to Nizamabad is only a reflexion of the "domination of coastal Andhra" over Telangana.

"We seek a clear stand on Telangana. No one should come here without a clear stance on the separate statehood issue.

No political yatra should be undertaken in Telangana (without endorsing separate statehood demand)," said JAC convener M Kodandaram.

Maintaining that Jagan proved that he was anti-Telangana, son of KT Rama Rao, TRS MLA and party president K Chandrasekhar Rao said that he would have to face strong opposition.

Standing firm that the sentiments of Telangana people were respected, Jagan however, said that the decision was entirely in the hands of the Centre.

Earlier the visits of N Chandrababu Naidu, TDP Chief to the Warangal district was opposed by the TRS and JAC because of his uncertainty over the Telangana issue.

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