HYDERABAD: Finding fault with the functioning of the Telangana Joint Action Committee, the Telugu Desam Telangana Forum has called upon the member organisations of TJAC to expel TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao and TJAC chairman M Kodandaram from the committee.
Speaking to reporters here on Sunday, TTDF convener E Dayakara Rao wanted the JAC members to declare TRS chief Rao as T-traitor and remove Kodandaram Reddy as chairman. "If the TJAC expels both the leaders, the TTDF will lead the movement," Dayakar Rao said.
Asked whether TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu would lead the movement, he said the TTDF favoured apolitical movement for Telangana and the question of a particular leader leading the movement did not arise.
He accused the TRS chief of using the TJAC for his political mileage and also to make money. It was unfortunate that Kodandaram became an agent of the TRS and was implementing the TRS agenda of winning 80 Assembly seats in the 2014 elections. Adoption of the TRS agenda by the TJAC at a meeting proved it, Rao alleged.
The TDP leader announced postponement of TTDF's padayatra for the Pranahita-Chevella irrigation project from January 25. “A sapling will be planted near the foundation stone at Chevella on that day. A delegation of the forum will meet the prime minister and the chief minister seeking declaration of Pranahita-Chevella as a national project. If there is no response from them, the TTDF will launch padayatra after the budget session of the Assembly,'' Dayakar Rao said.
BAUXITE-MINING: Meanwhile, at another press conference, party senior leader Ravula Chandrasekhara Reddy appealed to governor ESL Narasimhan to intervene and stop the illegal mining of bauxite in tribal areas.
He alleged that five top Congress leaders in the state, including the chief minister and the PCC chief, were talking in different terms on bauxite mining in the Visakha Agency area, while the Congress high command was pursuing different policies for each state. It was high time the governor intervened to put a stop to bauxite-mining, he said.
STATUES ON ROADS: At another press conference, Bojjala Gopalakrishna Reddy demanded that the state government implement the GO 55 on statues issued by the TDP government in 2003 and see that no statue of any leader should be installed obstructing free flow of traffic. YS Rajasekhara Reddy statues, installed on roads obstructing traffic, would be shifted to other places, he said.