Revolutionary Writers Association (RWA) leader Varavara Rao on Saturday opined that creation of Telangana state was possible only through building strong people’s movement.
He was speaking at the third annual conference of Telangana Vidyavantula Vedika (TVV) of Greater Hyderabad here.
Rao observed that all political parties were moving forward with Telangana slogans with an eye on political benefits in 2014 elections.
“Winning in elections would not guarantee Telangana state. It would serve as an indication that people want Telangana state,” he said, in an oblique reference to reports on TRS’ political approach to the issue. Even if the party gets 15 Lok Sabha and 100 Assembly seats, politically, it may not be of any use to the people, he said.
He urged all Telangana organisations to build a united movement by involving all sections of people.
He alleged that the Congress party won cooperative elections with money power. Appreciating Telangana intellectual community’s participation in Telangana movement, he wished that the intelligentsia should play key role in building the movement.
TJAC chairman Prof M Kodandaram strongly criticised Congress party’s attitude on creation of Telangana. He said that TJAC had already decided to impose political boycott on the Congress and that they would be implementing their decision from February 17 all over the region.
TVV leaders Sridhar Deshpande, Mallepally Lakshmaiah, Tankashala Ashok, Pittal Ravinder also spoke on this occasion. The conference elected new executive committee under the leadership of Sridhar Deshpande, which would be in office for two years.