In an open letter by senior leaders of the TJAC, they accused Kodandaram of displaying a 'feudal mindset'.

Rift in Telangana JAC Kodandram taking unilateral decisions complain senior leaders
news Politics Thursday, March 02, 2017 - 08:20

The Telangana Joint Action Committee is witnessing an internal divide after leaders within the organisation have expressed their difference in opinion with TJAC chairman M Kodandaram.

TJAC leaders led by Convenor Pittala Ravinder accused Kodandaram of treating the organisation like a political party, and allying constantly with other Opposition parties in the state. 

In an open letter that was released by three senior leaders including Ravinder, the TJAC leaders also accused Kodandaram of taking unilateral decisions and displaying a 'feudal mindset'.

"Is TJAC a social organisation or a political party? Prof Kodandaram is running it like a political party. In the general body meeting held earlier, it was decided to run TJAC like a social organisation. Due to his hasty decisions, the unemployment rally brought disrepute to TJAC,” Ravinder was quoted as saying.

"What sacrifices, if any, Kodandaram made during the prolonged agitation for a separate Telangana state...he became the chairman with the approval of all members of TJAC. He is answerable to all of us," the letter added.
The differences between the organisation's leaders reportedly cropped up recently, after Kodandaram's decision to defy prohibitory orders when the TJAC was refused permission for a rally in Hyderabad.

The TJAC had decided to go ahead with its rally from Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram to Indra Park in the heart of the city on February 22, to demand that the state government must fulfill its promise of providing one lakh jobs. 

This, despite the Hyderabad High Court suggesting that it either postpone the rally, or shift the location to the city's outskirts.

As a precaution, the police had arrested Kodandaram from his house in a late night raid, and shifted him to a police station.

At the time, Ravinder and the other leaders reportedly agreed with the HC's suggestion, but Kodandaram is said to have moved forward without consulting them. 


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