Kodandaram welcomes even indirect support

Published: 11th February 2013 08:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th February 2013 08:24 AM   |  A+A-


Prof Kodandaram made a strong argument Sunday for unity of all Telangana forces to acheive separate statehood but could not resist saying that he finds the TDP’s Telangana credentials a bit suspect.

At a meeting of the Telangana Vidyavantula Vedika’s extended executive committee on Sunday, the chairman of the Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman (TJAC) said it was tactically necessary now not to reject the support of groups that are only indirectly supporting the Telangana movement.

All the same, he said the TDP’s support for Telangana was not entirely sincere; it was opportunistic in fact, meant to tide over electoral necessities. He lumped the Congress, TDP and YSR Congress together as parties with the “same attitude on Telangana”.

He said TJAC’s efforts to keep the movement united have had some good results. “After three years, the movement remains united and we have succeeded in piling pressure on political parties to address the Telangana issue,” he explained.

The Telangana ideologue said he believed that it would not be advisable to attack Seemandhra capitalists economically at this juncture. Rather, he said the movement’s focus must remain the government, which is serving the interests of that class of crony capitalists. He admitted that the government is taking the help of Seemandhra capitalists to ward off a Telangana state.

A book on TVV activities was released at the meeting. Kodandaram urged Telangana intellectuals to spread the movement wider in the villages.

Towards that direction, TVV president Mallepally Laxmaiah said 10 volunteers would be nominated in each village to organise programmes for separate statehood.  TVV general secretary Pittala Ravinder said that the TVV state conference would be held on March 24 in Hyderabad.


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