KCR resumes fast amidst fears of threat to life in sub jail డిసెంబర్ 1, 2009Posted by Telangana Utsav in Congress, elections, In News, Khammam, Mulki, politics, Telangana, TRS.
Under fire, KCR resumes fast
December 1st, 2009
Dec. 1: Under fire from students and Telangana protagonists, Telangana Rashtra Samiti president K. Chandrasekhar Rao resumed his fast-unto-death at a hospital in Khammam on Tuesday.
On Monday, he had accepted a glass of fruit juice to end his fast, but later alleged that police had forcefully administered saline to him this ending the fast for all practical purposes.
Students had erupted immediately, holding shava yatra for Mr Rao in many university campuses. On Tuesday, Mr Rao resumed the fast.
TRS leader Ramalinga Reddy apologised to students and balladeer Gaddar, who had bitterly attacked Mr Rao. TRS leaders said it was a conspiracy to defame Mr Rao and he had not given up the fast.
TRS ideologue Prof. Jayashanker feared a threat to Mr Rao’s life in Khammam sub-jail and sought his transfer to jails either Warangal or Hyderabad.
Prof Jayashanker said Mr Rao will continue the fast and appealed to students not to fall prey to rumours spread by “vested interests.”
Chief Minister K. Rosaiah and DGP S.S.P. Yadav spoke to Mr Rao over the phone.
TRS leaders said the party would come out with an action plan in two days.
In Hyderabad, Osmania University students vowed carry on with the agitation and relay hunger strike.
University vice-chancellor Tirupathi Rao said that officials would review what happened in the varsity on Sunday using video clippings.
Universities in the Telangana region continued to witness student agitations for the third consecutive day. Students who formed the joint action committees (JACs) by bringing all the student unions under one umbrella vowed to continue the struggle for separate Telangana irrespective of the stand of political parties or Mr Rao’s decision on his fast.
Students at Palamur University in Mahbubnagar, MG University in Nalgonda, Telangana University in Nizamabad and Kakatiya University in Warangal sat on an indefinite relay hunger strike and took up protest rallies.
They chased away the policemen who tried to stop them. They expressed ire at all the politicians and political parties for using the Telangana issue for their selfish goals and said they will lead the movement from the universities on their own without relying on political parties.
Pen down strike of the employees halted the official work in government offices today causing inconvenience to the people. The official work was disturbed on Monday also with the Telangana bandh.
There was a heated argument between the staff and public in RTO offices as the former did not conduct driving tests. The persons who booked time slots say they have to wait for two more months since the RTA officials will not allow them for the driving test immediately.
The Joint Action Committee of Telangana Employees claimed that the pen down strike was peaceful and complete in all Telangana districts.