Citing the failure of Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) in providing security to student leaders during the recent Samara Deeksha in the city, Telangana Students Joint Action Committee (TSJAC) leaders said they may not participate in the ‘Chalo Assembly’ programme of the TJAC.
“When the police whisked me away and slapped false cases, not one leader came to my rescue. It was a similar case with others as well. We have lost trust in the so-called leaders completely,” said M Krishank, TSJAC spokesperson.
With the ‘final battle’ calls given again and again for Telangana statehood, the agitation has lost steam. K Sushil, a TSJAC member, pointed out that protests went on for days or even weeks when the T agitation was at its peak.
“Though parties like BJP support Telangana statehood, there is no consensus. Each pro-Telangana party has its own agenda,” Krishank said. adding that each time the lives of students were put to risk, while politicians barely lifted a finger.
“If they really want to give a final call, then they should stop giving speeches and get ready for one last battle,” he said.
M Bhaskar, president of the Osmania University Joint Action Committee (OUJAC), said students on the campus are losing interest in the agitation due to the delaying tactics of the UPA government. “Politicians want us to protest, but don’t want to protect us,” he lamented.