Several activists belonging to Telangana People’s Front JAC tried to storm the residence of Telangana Political Joint Action Committee chairman Prof M Kodandaram at Tarnaka area here on Friday.
Raising slogans against Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Prof M Kodandaram, the activists alleged that the TP-JAC chairman went to New Delhi to settle the financial package to dilute the Sakala Janula Samme, the general strike of employees demanding statehood for Telangana region. TPF-JAC convenor Gajjela Kantham sought explanation from Kodandaram as to why he discontinued Telangana statehood agitation in midway after return from New Delhi.
Alleging that Kodandaram was behaving like former chief minister Marri Chenna Reddy, Kantham asked him to explain as to why he went to New Delhi without receiving any invitation from the Centre to discuss the statehood issue. He asked Kodandaram and TRS president K Chandrasekhar Rao to give a detailed explanation on what transpired between them and the Congress High Command during the visit.
When lakhs of employees were participating in the general strike for the statehood without bothering about their salaries, Kantham alleged that Kodandaram suddenly reversed his stand and mde JACs to withdraw from the agitation. He also sought explanation from the TRS leaders over the allegations of allotment of Polavaram irrigation project contract tenders.
Meanwhile, TRS and TPJAC activists came to spot and raised slogans against Gajjela Kantham and condemned him for criticizing Prof Kodandaram. Tension prevailed at the spot with both the groups entering into verbal dual.
However, the police swung into action and dispersed both the groups. A few of activists who tried to storm into Kodandaram’s residence were also taken into custody. They were later shifted to a nearby police station. (INN)