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Charges levelled against govt not baseless: Prof M Kodandaram

Charges levelled against govt not baseless: Prof M Kodandaram
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The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman, Prof M Kodandaram, asserted here on Tuesday that the charges leveled by him against the State...

Kothagudem: The Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman, Prof M Kodandaram, asserted here on Tuesday that the charges leveled by him against the State government were not baseless and that the recent suicides of TRS activists Ayub and Srinivas, a Dalit, reflected the administration’s “malfunctioning and their disappointment with the government”.

“We are trying to project the problems being faced by the people and the flaws of the administration,” he stated at a press conference. The TJAC leader alleged that there were restrictions during the funeral procession of Srinivas, indicating the dictatorial policy of the administration.

“Such administration is against the spirit of the Constitution. The dictatorial trend has reached to such a level that even policemen are resorting to suicides, unable to overcome work stress,” he alleged.

Kodandaram contended that his criticism against the TRS government was intended to achieve progress. He reiterated the TJAC demand for scrapping GO 39 and called for holding protest programmes on October 3, before all panchayat offices demanding the dissolution of Farmer Coordination Committees.

He claimed that TRS activists were resorting to attacks on officials and employees. Even complaints by people about lack of transformers were being met with assaults, Kodandaram alleged. The TJAC leader charged that government’s financial policies were benefiting only contractors and not the people.

He pointed out that ‘power does not mean securing sand contracts and lands’. Kondandaram alleged that the State ministers and MLAs did not have powers, which were ‘cornered’ by Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. He advised the ruling party to try to change to government’s functioning and not to hit hack at its critics.

Among those present at the press conference were District TJAC President Mallela Ramanadham, Bhadrachalam division TJAC leader Dagam Adinarayana.

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