Hyderabad: Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) chairman Prof. Kodandaram is all set to announce his new political party on April 2 to take on the ruling TRS in 2019 elections.
It was learnt that he named his party TJS (the Telangana Jana Samiti) and the Election Commission has approved it.
Prof. Kodandaram is planning to hold a public meeting on April 29 in the city to release the party’s agenda and sought police permission for it.
“We will announce the party’s name, symbol and flag on April 2. The party’s agenda will be announced in the public meeting to be held in city on April 29. There is a need for a new party as the TRS government has failed to fulfill the aspirations of people who fought for Telangana for six decades. The tagline of Telangana agitation was water, funds and jobs but TRS government has miserably failed to ensure these three in it’s four year rule,” said Prof Kodandaram.
TJAC played a crucial role in Telangana statehood agitation between 2009 and 2014 and in taking the agitation to peak by bring all political parties, employees associations and civil organisation under one umbrella to put up a joint fight and force then UPA government to take a favourable decision on granting statehood to Telangana.
Prof Kodandaram as TJAC chairman was inst-rumental in holding the Million March on Tank Bund, Saagara Haaram on Necklace Road in the city with thousands of people from all districts and virtually laying siege to the city to bring pressure on Centre.
The TRS moved out of TJAC after coming to power. Later, major empl-oyees associations came out of TJAC gradually and Prof Kodandaram alleged that it was done at the behest of the CM to eliminate TJAC.
Prof Kodandaram went on warpath against TRS government by conducting rallies, while TRS leaders responded in kind....