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TRS scraped through in Parkal జూన్ 16, 2012

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Parkal result a wake up call for Telangana Rashtra Samithi
Arun Kumar Govindraj, TNN, June 16, 2012

HYDERABAD: The close finish in Parkal between K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress has thrown up serious questions about the strength of the ongoing separate Telangana movement with the TRS itself admitting that it needs to regroup and introspect.

TRS ought to be worried by the slender majority of 1,562 votes by which its candidate Moluguri Bikshapati won as Parkal lies in the heart of Telangana statehood movement — Warangal. TRS earlier had boasted that it would win by a majority of 35,000-40,000 votes. But evidently, the voter was equally divided between the pro-Telangana protagonist and a party which espouses the united Andhra cause.

In fact, the fight turned out to be a bit like a T-20 cricket match with leads swinging back and forth between the TRS and YSR CP. Bhikhapati, who was leading comfortably with 5,999-vote lead till the 12th round, slipped to a slender majority of 283 votes in the 17th round. At one point, YSR CP’s Konda Surekha led by 16 votes. The TRS candidate gained in the last 19th round and snatched victory. But where did the TRS calculations go wrong? The Friday’s result is not only a wake up call for the party but raises questions on the effectiveness of the movement. (మరింత…)

Telangana state certain after June 2012 post poll crisis: KCR జూన్ 2, 2012

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Telangana will emerge from post-poll crisis: KCR
Express News Service, 30 May 2012

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhara Rao expects a political crisis of unprecedented dimensions after the byelections on June 12 for one Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly seats in the state, forcing the Congress to accede to the demand for bifurcation of the state.

The Centre is unable to take a decision though the entire ground work has already been done for it to formulate its opinion. AICC general secretary and Union minister Ghulam Nabhi Azad has already submitted his report to the core committee. Recently, AICC observer and Union minister Vayalar Ravi tot submitted his report to the party high command. (మరింత…)

Politics of targeting Dr Cheruku Sudhakar : K Ramachandra Murthy డిసెంబర్ 10, 2011

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Cheruku Sudhakar, a Test Case!
The Hans India, December 10, 2011
K Ramachandra Murthy

Soon after the untenable PD Act was revoked, the dreaded NSA was invoked. It is entirely unwarranted and unethical

“First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out, because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak out for me”.

This was the confession of a German pastor Niemoeler who was taken away by the Nazis during the Second World War. The decision of the State government on Tuesday to order detention of Cheruku Sudhakar for 12 months in jail under the National Security Act (NSA) reminded me of the pastor’s plight as quoted by noted journalist and diplomat Kuldip Nayar in his book ‘Judgment’ which was written after he came out of prison as the Emergency was lifted in 1977.

Dr Cheruku Sudhakar was with PDSU when he was a student. I was not with that organization as a student. He worked for Janashakti group of Chandra Pullareddy. I don’t subscribe to the ideology of that party. Far from it. He differed with CP group on caste question and joined Veeranna group of Telangana Mahasabha. (మరింత…)

Sakala Janula Samme, a people’s movement: India Today l సెప్టెంబర్ 30, 2011

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People power driving Telangana agitation
A Srinivasa Rao, India Today, September 30, 2011

The demand for a separate Telangana state appears to have slipped out of the hands of political parties and their leaders. It has turned into a genuine people’s movement, if the 17-day long “Sakala Janula Samme” (movement by people of all sections) is any indication.

As the name suggests, virtually every section of the society has joined the movement which has, by and large, been peaceful so far.
This is evident from the lightening strike by newspaper hawkers in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Thursday in support of the Telangana cause. As a result, not a single newspaper could reach readers in any part of the state capital. Even those who rushed to newspaper stalls to buy the dailies were disappointed as the vendors, too, joined the strike for Telangana.

Hundreds of newspaper hawkers took out rally to the Telangana martyrs’ memorial at Secunderabad Clock Tower. But the police prevented them and arrested many of them, including Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) convenor Prof. M. Kodandaram.

When the indefinite strike began on September 13 after several postponements, the TJAC and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi were not happy with the response because the people it is a question of survival. That was why the TJAC announced that the strike would take place in a phased manner. (మరింత…)

KCR plans to fast again సెప్టెంబర్ 20, 2011

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KCR planning another fast for Telangana
The New Indian Express, 20 September 2011

HYDERABAD: Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhara Rao is once again planning to go on an indefinite fast for separate statehood to Telangana, party leaders and family members said Tuesday.
Chandrasekhara Rao’s son and TRS legislator K. Tarakarama Rao told reporters that the party chief was holding consultations with senior leaders on the proposed “fast unto death”. (మరింత…)

Telangana JAC warns private schools in Hyderabad to declare holiday సెప్టెంబర్ 20, 2011

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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- Economic crisis in AP సెప్టెంబర్ 16, 2011

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Telangana stir: AP faces industrial crisis
Ashok Das, Hindustan Times, Hyderabad, September 15, 2011

Andhra Pradesh is on the verge of an economic crisis as the strike by miners of Singareni Collieries to press for Telangana is threatening to create a power scarcity in the state. And the problem posed by the strike is compounded by the general shutdown for the third consecutive day in 10 districts in support of Telangana.

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to employees to call off the shutdown. However, Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman M Kodandaram on Thursday called upon the people to intensify the strike.
State-owned power distribution companies have imposed unscheduled power cuts ranging from two to three hours all over Andhra Pradesh as power generation came down by more than 30% due to the coal shortage arising out of the strike. (మరింత…)

Sakala Janula Samme hits mid day meals in Telangana సెప్టెంబర్ 16, 2011

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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…)

Telangana remains paralysed – People’s strike సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2011

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Telangana remains paralysed
The New Indian Express, 14 September, 2011

HYDERABAD: The administration remained paralysed in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh Wednesday as the indefinite strike by over 400,000 government employees continued for the second day.

Delivery of civic services was hit in 10 districts of Telangana as employees stayed away from work to demand formation of separate Telangana state.

The “people’s strike” called by Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) did not have much impact in Hyderabad, but was total in districts like Warangal, Karimnagar, Medak, Nalgonda, Nizamabad and Adilabad.

Work in the state secretariat was not affected as about 85 percent of the employees attended their duties but the leaders of Telangana movement claimed that the employees from the region constitute only 15 percent of the total workforce. The impact was also partial in offices of other departments in the state capital.

The strike led to tension in some offices in Hyderabad as a section of employees refused to join the strike. In the office of Hyderabad district collector, the supporters of the strike had heated arguments with those who refused to join them.

In the office of the district collector in Khammam, striking employees ransacked the office of joint collector as he was attending work. (మరింత…)

Sakala Janula Samme- 11 years agitation for separate state సెప్టెంబర్ 14, 2011

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KCR warns state against suppressing T-movement
Deccan Chronicle, September 13, 2011, Karimnagar

The TRS chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhar Rao, warned the state government of serious repercussions if it attempts to crush the government employees Sakala Janula Samme (i mass agitation for Telangana, that begins on Tuesday. Mr Rao announced a rasta roko programme across Telangana on Tuesday in support of the agitation by the cinema bandh on September 14 and 15, a blockade of national highways on September 18 to cut off any road link between the South and North, followed by other agitations to be announced by the TJAC

“I need to caution you. We fought for 11 years. If we can’t achieve Telangana now, will they (Seemandhra leaders) allow us to live? They will bury us in Patala Lokam,” he warned the supporters. (మరింత…)