TJAC To Take Political Plunge, Can It Halt KCR Juggernaut?
The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) that spearheaded the movement for a separate state is now poised to take the political plunge anytime from now. Though the name, ideology and the programme of the new political party led by professor-turned-politician, Kodandaram is yet unclear, it is very much clear that the new political outfit in Telangana will be fighting the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) head on. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and his comrade in arms during the statehood movement, Kodandaram have already been vehemently critical of each other making it obvious that the TJAC's political form will be in the anti-KCR bandwagon.
The TRS has been openly accusing that Kodandaram is acting at the behest of the opposition Congress and the professor had a clear bias towards the Congress even during the movement. KCR, describing Kodandaram as a nonentity, said that former professor of Osmania University was handpicked by him to head the joint action committee and the latter has no independent role in running the movement. Soft-spoken, yet, sharply critical of the KCR regime, Kodandaram, on the other hand, claims that his new political party is only to fulfil the dreams of martyrs who laid down their lives for achieving a separate state of Telangana. The people of Telangana are yet to achieve the new Telangana which they have fought for, opines the TJAC chief in his interaction with this author.