Osmania University – Mother Tree of Telangana Consciousness: ‘అమ్మచెట్టు’ ఉస్మానియా- కె. శ్రీనివాస్ మార్చి 10, 2017Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Articles, Culture, Essays, heritage, Hyderabad, Identity, Mulki, Nizam, Osmania, politics, students, Telangana.
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Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists అక్టోబర్ 25, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in Andhra, Andhrapreneurship, Congress, corruption, Economy, elections, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, KCR, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students, Telangana.
Tags: elections 2014, Telangana Congress
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Uncertainty on Telangana creation persists
PTI, October 24,2012
HYDERABAD: Uncertainty over creation of a new Telangana state persists as the Congress high command and the Centre continued discussions on the issue.
“The process of negotiations is continuing and no decision will be possible till a consensus is arrived at (on the demand for bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh),” is reportedly the refrain of Congress leaders.
A group of ministers from Telangana region who held “talks” with the Congress top brass in New Delhi last week were given to understand that the party would take its time before announcing anything concrete on the statehood issue.
“We may have to wait till the end of Parliament’s Budget session next year,” one of the ministers, who was part of the group, said on his return here.
Given its preoccupation with too many other issues, including the forthcoming elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, the Congress leadership was not in a position to focus its attention on Telangana, he pointed out. (మరింత…)
Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana జూన్ 9, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, BJP, Congress, elections, Harish, Identity, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, struggle, students, TDP, Telangana, TRS, universities, violence, Y S Jagan, YSR.
Tags: AICC, Geesukonda, Hanamkonda, Konda Surekha, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, Road show, sentiment, Sharmila, Sushma Swaraj, sympathy, Vijayamma, YSRC
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Vijayamma makes successful foray into Telangana
Ravi Reddy, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, June 9, 2012
Public meetings of KCR in Parkal and Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop
The successful foray by YSR Congress honorary president Y.S. Vijayamma into Telangana on Friday has turned to be a game changer in the by-elections to the Parkal Assembly.
The large crowds she drew at Geesukonda, a mandal headquarters, in the afternoon and in Parkal in the night have made the main contenders for the seat, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and the BJP sit up and take note.
The public meetings proposed to be addressed on Saturday by TRS president K. Chandrasekhar Rao in Parkal and by BJP leader Sushma Swaraj at Hanamkonda will be watched keenly against this backdrop.
During their day-long campaign Ms. Vijayamma and her daughter Sharmila held forth on how they were being targeted by the ruling party while Congress leaders and TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu got away after the CBI filed similar charges against them.
Ms. Sharmila avoided any reference to Telangana but Ms. Vijayamma was goaded by the crowd to express her views. She recalled late YSR’s statement that Telangana will come when it has to, but the region has to be developed on all fronts in the meantime. At Parkal road show, she elaborated further stating that when YSR was the CLP leader, 41 Congress MLAs led by G.Chinna Reddy had met the AICC president Sonia Gandhi demanding a decision on Telangana. She also said that during the YSR Congress plenary, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy said it was the Centre, which had to take a decision. “If the Centre decides, it will not take more than a minute to announce separate Telangana,” she said. (మరింత…)
YSRC faces no trouble to campaign in Parkal bypolls జూన్ 8, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Andhra, bandh, BJP, compromise, Congress, corruption, drama, elections, Harish, JAC, Kakatiya, KCR, Mahabubnagar, Mulki, Osmania, Palamur, Polavaram, politics, regionalism, Settler, students, suicide, TDP, Telangana, TRS, violence, Warangal, Y S Jagan, youth, YSR.
Tags: byelections, Jaganmohan Reddy, Kishan Reddy, loyalty, odarpu yatra, Parkal byelection, sentiment, Sharmila, sympathy, Telangana vaadam, TJAC, Vijaya Lakshmi
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Jagan mother Vijaya Lakshmi faces no trouble in Telangana region
Agencies: Warangal , Jun 08 2012
YSR Congress leader Y S Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth passage in Telangana region during her campaign for the June 12 by-polls, unlike other top leaders from non-Telangana regions who have faced anger of supporters of the separate statehood.
Vijaya Lakshmi and her daughter Sharmila recently campaigned in Parkal Assembly segment in Warangal district, the hotbed of statehood agitation, for the YSR Congress’s Konda Surekha.
Top leaders including TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy and even YSR Congress president Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy had faced strong protests, often violent, from Telangana supporters.
Jagan had to abort his plan to undertake `odarpu yatra’ in Warangal district two years ago following violent clashes between his supporters and pro-Telangana supporters at Mahabubabad railway station.
But Vijaya Lakshmi had a smooth going mainly because TRS and Telangana political Joint Action Committee (JAC) decided not to oppose her campaign. TRS, however, asked why Jagan held a placard in support of united Andhra Pradesh in Parliament couple of years ago, while JAC wanted Vijaya Lakshmi to spell out her party’s stand on the separate statehood demand. (మరింత…)
Tags: communalism, Hindutva Telangana, inclusive, integrity, Kakinada resolution, leadership, Mahbubnagar byelections, Mallepally Laxmaiah Committee, neutral stand, Parkal, people's vision, survey based truth
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End of dilemma for Telangana JAC?
Rama Melkote, The Hans India, 4 June 2012
The decision of the TJAC to support the TRS candidate in Parkal Assembly constituency augurs well both for the TRS and the TJAC. Yet, it is rather strange that the TJAC needed a survey by academicians and students of Osmania University for “finding the pulse the Parkal public”.
The co-convener of the TJAC said that some 600-odd voters in different polling booths were posed questions after which the final survey report was prepared, assessing the strength of the two pro-Telangana parties, the TRS and the BJP.
The Chairman of TJAC said that this decision was not taken to please any one party. “Not backing either of the two pro-Telangana parties might lead to splitting of votes, eventually benefitting the Seemandhra parties….Therefore, the TJAC is left with no option but to change its neutral stand.”
This is a lesson learnt, somewhat belatedly, from the experience of Mahboobnagar election where the TJAC’s stand has led to the defeat of the one and only minority candidate.
The question is: Should the TJAC give primacy to electoral calculations at the cost of ideological issues? While one can understand the compulsions of a complex grouping of different individuals and parties of divergent political persuasions, whatever stand it takes cannot be at the cost of people’s vision of the future Telangana State. (మరింత…)
Tags: 11th foundation day, Gram Panchayat, Gulf returnees, National status for Pranahita- Chevella, Parkal byelection, peaceful struggle, Telangana reconstruction, thanda, TRS merger, Vikarabad
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Telangana Rashtra Samiti will merge with no party: K Chandrasekhar Rao
TNN | Apr 28, 2012
HYDERABAD: Hinting at another round of intensified struggle in June this year, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he would keep taking the pro-Telangana activism a notch higher until the Centre acceded to the legitimate and democratic demand for a separate state, even if it meant carrying on with the political struggle for another 11 years.
Speaking at the 11th party foundation day celebrations, near Vikarabad on Friday, KCR demanded that the Centre honour the promise it has made to the people of the region. “If the Centre has any respect towards democracy, it should immediately announce the formation of Telangana state. We demand that the Prime Minister immediately introduce a bill in support of a separate Telangana,” he said.
Asking media to desist from making baseless reports of TRS’s merger with Congress, Rao said his party had become strong enough for other political parties in the region to merge with TRS. “We are not in a position to merge our party. We have grown to Himalayan heights. People have made the party so strong that other parties are finding it tough to retain their identity. The party will exist even after the formation of Telangana state,” he said.
The TRS chief called upon people to continue their struggle in a peaceful manner. “We have to achieve Telangana in a peaceful and democratic way. No one can stop us. We will continue our fight until we achieve our goal. People must realise that reconstructing a new vibrant Telangana state is as important as achieving it. Our aim must be to strive for a Telangana full of smiles,” he observed. (మరింత…)
Beef Politics of Osmania ఏప్రిల్ 17, 2012Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, BJP, Hyderabad, Identity, JAC, Osmania, politics, regionalism, struggle, students, suicide, Telangana, TRS.
Tags: ABVP, beef politics, dalit, EFLU, PDSU, pedda koora, Telangana vaadam, TSA
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Behind beef politics at Osmania varsity, caste rift over Telangana
Express News Service, Hyderabad, Tue Apr 17 2012
Osmania University, the centre of Telangana movement, was on the boil on Monday after Sunday night’s clashes between students belonging to different castes over a ‘beef festival’ held on Sunday evening.
A second-year Arts student, T Rama Rao, was stabbed on Monday for making a reportedly inflammatory speech against the ‘beef festival’ organised by students of a particular caste who are pressing for beef to be included in the university’s hostel menu.
As the university did not take their views seriously, a section of students decided to organise a ‘beef festival’. Several food stalls were set up in the campus to cook and serve beef to those who attended. The festival was organised by different factions belonging to the Telangana Students Association, Progressive Democratic Student Union, Student Federation of India and students from English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU). EFLU hostel students had last year started a protest demanding beef be included in the hostel menu.
The opposition was led by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). On the face of it though organising the beef festival appears to be an act of defiance, it hints at a power struggle that’s going on among student wings in the university ever since the Telangana agitation started. Socially and economically backward sections have been accusing the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS), Telangana Joint Action Committee, ABVP and National Students Union of India of excluding or sidelining the weaker sections from the Telangana movement. (మరింత…)
Telangana JAC warns private schools in Hyderabad to declare holiday సెప్టెంబర్ 20, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, bandh, Hyderabad, regionalism, Settler, students.
Tags: Delhi Public School, Kodandaram, Oakbridge International School, Sakala Janula Samme, TJAC
Telangana strike: Schools forced to remain shut
PTI, 20 September 2011
Hyderabad: Major private schools in and around Hyderabad were forced to declare a holiday on Tuesday after the Telangana Joint Action Committee warned them of consequences.
JAC leader M Kodandaram said all missionary and private schools in the state capital should be closed and take part in the ongoing general strike “respecting the sentiments of the people of Telangana”.
This is the first time in the ongoing agitation for a separate state that the JAC issued a threat to private schools.
Kodandaram specifically mentioned names of Delhi Public School and Oakridge International School even as he warned other private aided and un-aided schools as well. (మరింత…)
Sakala Janula Samme hits mid day meals in Telangana సెప్టెంబర్ 16, 2011Posted by M Bharath Bhushan in agitation, Congress, corruption, Economy, Identity, JAC, Mulki, politics, regionalism, Sonia, students.
Tags: Sakala Janula Samme, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Schools in Telangana, SSA, SSA in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana schools
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Samme to hit mid-day meal scheme
The New Indian Express, Sep 16, 2011
WARANGAL: Even school children will have to bear the brunt of Sakala Janula Samme now. With teachers deciding to go on a strike from Sept 19 and even agencies implementing the midday meal scheme in government schools also keen on joining it, the scheme is likely to go for a toss in the entire Telangana. (మరింత…)