KCR, Kodandaram pals again - The New Indian Express

KCR, Kodandaram pals again

Published: 17th November 2012 12:10 PM

Last Updated: 17th November 2012 12:10 PM

TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao and Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman Prof M Kodandaram, who have not been seeying eye to eye for quite sometime now, have buried the hatchet. After a two-hour-long meeting at KCR’s residence here, the two leaders came out and declared that the differences that had crept in between them have now been removed and that they were pals once again.

The two leaders moved away from each other in the recent past following differences in perception on Telangana movement. KCR was keen on making use of electoral process too to secure a Telangana state while Kodandaram wanted intense movements to build pressure and force the Centre to deliver what the people of the region had been seeking all the time. “We will be working together.

There were difference between us. But we sat together and hammered them out,” Chandrasekhar Rao told mediapersons on Friday after the meeting as Kodandaram nodded in approval. All Telangana forces should come under the TJAC umbrella to wage an effective war for Telangana,” KCR said. Their show of unity would be on display at Samara Bheri, a public meeting being organised by the TRS at Suryapet in Nalgonda district on Nov 23. “Kodandaram and other TJAC leaders will be present at the meeting,” KCR said. Kodandaram, for his part, said that the TJAC has formed a subcommittee which will draft an agitation programme soon for Telangana.

According to sources, after distance began growing between the two leaders, the TRS legislators and other functionaries of the party prevailed on the TRS chief to mend fences with Kodandaram lest it should send wrong signals to the people and weaken the movement. KCR relented to the pressure at the party’s recent meeting at Karimnagar.

Chandrasekhar Rao said that the TJAC had expressed its support to the Deeksha Divas to be observed on Nov 29, betrayal day on Dec 9 and protest programmes on Dec 23 when the Centre went back on its Telangana commitment.

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