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Telangana: Lawyers demand Cong MLAs resign to compel Centre

india Updated: Feb 13, 2010 21:53 IST

Demanding that public representatives from Telangana quit their posts to mount pressure on Centre for forming Telangana state, a group of over 20 lawyers on Saturday forced their way to a meeting of ruling Congress legislators in Hyderabad.

Raising slogans that the congress MLAs resign from their posts immediately, the advocates gathered at the residence of a Congress MLC in the legislators residential quarters, where the meeting was going on.

The slogan shouting lawyers sat on a dharna at the residence of Yadav Reddy and demanded that Congress' public representatives in the region resign from their posts to pressure on Centre.

Senior Congress MLA R Damodar Reddy came out and asked the lawyers to give a representation on their demand.

He told the protesters that they should not disturb the meeting as that would serve no purpose.

Policemen tried to takeaway the protesters but the senior congress MLA K Janareddy came out of the meeting and tried to pacify the agitators.

However, the protesters staged a sit-in again and raised slogans against police and in favour of Telangana. They were however, whisked away by the police.

A leader of protesters claimed that only a constitutional crisis triggered by the resignations of the legislators would only mount pressure on Centre to grant separate Telangana