Kodandaram Flays KCR For Suppressing Democratic Rights

Hyderabad: Even as Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is seen trying to woo the gods with gold, the people who fought for the creation of Telangana have decided to take to the streets once again. They claim that the CM and his government are turning a blind eye to the woes of the people and the goals that propelled the movement have not been met.

The TJAC chairman, Prof. Kodandaram, who is deeply disappointed with TRS government and the behaviour of KCR, came up with his views in an interview titled OFFCENTRE with Anuradha Sen Gupta. Here are a few titbits from the interview:

According to Kodandaram, unemployment is the main reason behind the protest. He said, “Government should have allowed us to take out the rally highlighting the problems. We are asking for more jobs and the government should have accepted it as one of the priority items in the policy making. Over 650 people committed suicide and most of the suicide letters stated that they are taking this extreme step due to unemployment”.

On being an activist, he said that it was not an easy choice as he doesn’t have any power. He said that he can’t assure that everything would be solved and yet he is convincing people to join the movement so that problems can solved collectively.

He added that it was not easy to influence the government from outside and it sometimes becomes frustrating too.

He lashed out at KCR by saying that the government is nervous and somehow it wants to suppress TJAC activity. They don’t want the rally to take place. In fact, if you read TRS manifesto, there is something which is interesting. They said that they would do anything to uphold the democratic atmosphere, so this is the violation of their manifesto, Kodandaram reiterated.

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