Sahjeevan Rally to build confidence among settlers : Kodandaram జనవరి 24, 2010Posted by Telangana Utsav in agitation, Andhra, Culture, GHMC, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, Mulki, Parliament, politics, Rayalaseema, regionalism, Settler, Telangana, TRS.
JAC proposes ‘Sahjeevan’ rally in city today
TIMES NEWS NETWORK, Jan 24, 2010
Hyderabad: The joint action committee (JAC) of Telangana proposes to take out a ‘Sahjeevan rally’ on Sunday and has invited people from all the three regions to join the rally.
According to JAC convener M Kodandaram, the purpose of the rally is to build confidence among the settlers that the demand for separate Telangana was not against them and that they would be an integral part of the new state after bifurcation and also to explain to them why there is a demand for separate T state. The rally would begin at Moosapet and end at Kukatpally Housing Board. Addressing the media on Saturday, Kodandaram denied that there were differences between the constituents of JAC.
He said that while the JAC feels that the All India Congress Committee leaders in New Delhi need to come out with clear statements on Telangana, the coastal leaders of all political parties should give up their counter agitations, think with a cool mind and analyse the reasons as to why they were insisting on separate state. According to him, the coastal leaders should also cooperate with them instead of planning to constitute another JAC.
He said JAC appeals to the leaders of coastal Andhra not to make any statement that would provoke the people. Replying to a question he said that there was no difference of opinion on the issue of putting pressure on the Speaker to accept the resignations and even Congress party legislators were ready for it. The question however is on the timing of this action. Referring to reports that the Congress and TDP were trying to come out of JAC, he said it was media creation. The TDP leaders have announced that they were available at the TD party office and would go along with the JAC anytime.
Kodandaram refused to comment about the proposal of the Congress to form a steering committee. “The Congress leaders, including R Damodar Reddy have been reiterating that they were with JAC and there is no question of differences or split in it,” he added.