Pressure mounted on Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) President K Chandrasekhar Rao to withdraw his resignation from the post, in the wake of the party's poor showing in the bye-elections.
An emergency meeting of the party's executive committee in Hyderabad passed a resolution urging him to reconsider his decision.
"We are of the unanimous view that only Chandrasekhar Rao alone can lead the statehood movement and help achieve the goal. The executive committee passed a resolution requesting him to withdraw his resignation," a party spokesman told reporters at the Telangana Bhavan, the party headquarters.
A delegation of senior leaders would go to Rao to persuade him to change his mind, he said.
Rao sent his resignation to a party general secretary taking moral responsibility for the TRS' poor performance in the bypolls.
The TRS chief has remained unavailable to the media ever since the bypoll results were declared on June one.
The party could win only seven out of 16 Assembly and two out of four Lok Sabha seats it held earlier, in the bye-election widely seen as a referendum on Telangana issue.