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BJP too to launch agitation for separate Telangana

india Updated: Dec 03, 2009 00:07 IST

With the TRS-led agitation for Telangana statehood gaining momentum, the BJP's Andhra Pradesh unit today said it has resolved to launch a people's movement soon in support of a separate state.

"The party would soon launch a long-term people's agitation separately to achive statehood for Telangana region," state BJP president and former union minister Bandaru Dattatreya told reporters.

He said a meeting of Intellectuals and various pro-Telangana organisations would be held here on December four to formulate an action plan.

Alleging that the Congress party, in power both in the state and at the centre, was the main hurdle in creation of separate Telangana state, Dattatreya stressed the need for mounting pressure on the ruling party to bring a bill in parliament for granting statehood to the region.

Former union minister C Vidyasagar Rao, party's national secretary N Indrasen Reddy, BJP floor leader in the state assembly G Kishan Reddy were present at the press conference.