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Opponents attack Jagan ahead of Nizamabad fast

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Updated: January 10, 2012, 1:52 AM IST
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Opponents attack Jagan ahead of Nizamabad fast
Jagan Mohan Reddy is scheduled to hold a 48-hour fast at Armoor in Nizamabad district over farmers' problems.

Hyderabad: The TRS, the Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) and Congress leaders from the region on Monday voiced stiff opposition to Kadapa MP YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's fast to be held at Nizamabad district on Tuesday.

"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," Congress Lok Sabha member from Karimnagar Ponnam Prabhakar told reporters.

Jagan is scheduled to hold a 48-hour fast at Armoor in Nizamabad district over farmers' problems.

The JAC alleged that Jagan's visit to Nizamabad district in Telangana region is only a manifestation 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)," JAC convener M Kodandaram said.

Maintaining that Jagan has proved himself to be against Telangana, TRS MLA and party president K Chandrasekhar Rao's son KT Rama Rao said the YSR Congress leader is bound to face opposition.

Asserting that it respected the sentiments of Telangana people, the YSR Congress, however, says that it is for the Centre to take a decision on the issue.

The TRS and JAC have earlier opposed the visits of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu to Warangal district in Telangana because of his allegedly ambivalent stance on the statehood issue.

First Published: January 10, 2012, 1:52 AM IST
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