Will take steps to cleanse polluted political system of Telangana: TJAC chairman M Kodandaram

As representatives of opposition parties including BJP back Koluvula kai Kotlata, TJAC chief takes potshots at TRS govt for accusing him of politicising people’s issues.

Published: 05th December 2017 02:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2017 11:16 AM   |  A+A-

Kodandaram speaking during the meet at Saroornagar stadium |express photo

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Amid talks of launching a political outfit, TJAC chairman M Kodandaram on Monday dropped subtle hints that he was gradually moving towards floating a political party to question the ruling establishment on behalf of the people.“Ruling party is accusing me of politicising people’s issues. Some of the TRS party leaders said Koluvula kai Kotlata meeting was organised for the sake of me getting a koluvu (job). Why should I fight against the government for getting a job for myself when I am already performing the job of a watchdog?” the former professor questioned, while addressing the Koluvula kai Kotlata meeting held here on Monday. 

“Politics is answer to all problems being faced by people. Our only aim is to ensure that every section of people enjoy the fruits of the state. We will take measures to cleanse the polluted political system,” he said. For one-more time, the TJAC chairman proved that he has emerged as a rallying point for all the opposition parties and people’s organisations in the State to take on the TRS government.  

Representatives of all opposition parties including the BJP, which of late has begun getting closer to the ruling TRS, attended the meeting. All the leaders such as T Jeevan Reddy and Dasoju Sravan from Congress, TDP TS unit president L Ramana and E Peddi Reddy, BJP MLC N Ramachandra Rao, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy and others backed Kodandaram. Interestingly, few students chanted slogans describing Kodandaram as “future CM”.

Job seekers demand State calendar for job notification
Unfased by the multiple restrictions at various entry points, the few thousands of students and job seekers who made it to the ‘Koluvula kai Kotlata’ had a single demand: the need to have a state calendar for government jobs notification. Under close monitoring and supervision of the police, the public meeting at Saroornagar Indoor stadium saw a lesser footfall than expected. Police imposed restrictions and house arrested TJAC leaders and student leaders across Telangana. TJAC chairman Prof M Kodandaram alleged that the police restrictions ended up in a little low turnout.

“We are fired up with the suicide of Murali,” said K Sampath, a student at Osmania University. He said that the student brigade is all fired up with motivation to take ahead with the fight for jobs against the state government. “It is not about taking sides based on caste by giving a grant for goats but to fulfil its (TRS party) promises of giving jobs through its election manifesto. Internal discussions have already begun and this program will be the inception for the new agitation in coming days,” added Sampath. 

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