After a day-long meeting, the joint action committee (JAC) of Telangana supporters on Tuesday served an ultimatum on the Centre to come out with a schedule for the creation of Telangana by January 28.
“If our demand is not met, MPs, MLAs and MLCs belonging to the region, who submitted their resignations last month, would press the speakers of the Lok Sabha and the state assembly to accept the resignation letters,” JAC convenor M Kodanadaram said.
Beginning January 16, representatives of all political parties in the region would launch a relay hunger strike at Indira Park in Hyderabad, he added.
The strike will continue till January 28. During this period, employees belonging to the region will wear black badges and students will chant the song Telangana Talli saluting the Telangana mother goddess.
In a setback to the movement, even before the JAC meeting could take off, two ministers from Telangana who had resigned to extend their support to the meeting, withdrew their resignations and joined the government.
On the same day pro-Telangana activists destroyed hoardings of the movie Adurs featuring the grandson of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao.
Films and film shootings of actors opposing bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh are facing the ire of pro-Telangana groups.