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T-stir fails to brew with Anna’s entry
24 August 2011, DC, Hyderabad
As Anna Hazare’s mass agitation picks up across the state, including the Telangana region, the separate state demand has been pushed into the background.
Many T-leaders, particularly from the Telugu Desam, are pitching for Hazare and have put the T-issue on the back burner. In fact all Opposition parties — the TD, CPI, CPM, Forward Block, and BJP — have jumped on the Anna bandwagon seeing how it has captured the public mood.
Mr Jogu Ramanna, the rebel TD member, who who has been in the forefront of the T-agitation, is seen these days sporting the newly popular Gandhi topi and participating in dharnas in Adilabad district in support of Anna Hazare. The TD’s T. Devender Goud and the CPI’s Narayana, who sat in dharnas for Telangana, were seen together at an all-party dharna in support of Hazare.
“Government should come out with a strong Lokpal Bill to curb corruption which has spread across the country like cancer,” Mr Jogu Ramanna told this newspaper. “For the moment, all should support Anna Hazare, who has taken up cudgels against corruption. For the time being, Telangana issue has been kept aside,” he said.
Senior TD politburo member Mr K. Yerran Naidu had also launched an agitation in Srikakulam to support Anna. For the TD chief, Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu, Hazare’s campaign is a blessing, as it has turned the spotlight away from the Telangana and Seema andhra agitation.
Even the TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, was forced to come out in support of Anna Hazare when the Gandhian was arrested