The public meeting ‘Koluvulaku Kotlata’, will be held at the Saroornagar stadium in Hyderabad.

Telangana JAC to hold fight for jobs on Dec 4 Kodandaram gets Opposition support
news Politics Saturday, December 02, 2017 - 08:26

Opposition parties in Telangana are all set to share the dias at the Saroornagar Stadium in Hyderabad at a public meeting ‘Koluvulaku Kotlata’ (fight for jobs), organised by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC).

TJAC chairman Prof. Kodandaram on Friday visited Gandhi Bhavan in Nampally and met Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N Uttam Kumar Reddy.

Speaking to reporters, Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao failed to honour his promise that he made in the Assembly, to fill up more than 1 lakh posts in a year.

He also said that the Congress was supporting Kodandaram, as he wanted to honour the youth who sacrificed their lives during the Telangana struggle for a separate statehood. 

Kodandaram later also met BJP President Dr K Laxman, and invited him for the rally.

Both parties extended their support to the rally, and asked youth to participate in the meeting, and demand that the government fill all vacancies in government departments.

Speaking to the Times of India, Laxman said, “The BJP has already organised a ‘Chalo Assembly’ demanding filling up of vacancies, raised the issue in the Assembly and also conducted a public meeting recently demanding jobs for unemployed. The TJAC meeting is for a common cause and there should not be a problem in sharing the dais with other like-minded parties on this issue.”

Kodandaram also said he was inviting several prominent individuals including intellectuals, academicians, political thinkers and former judges for the event.

“Youth fought for Telangana statehood with a hope of getting jobs. Anyone questioning them about this is being targeted. All the notifications are being released with loopholes due to which they are not standing legal scrutiny,” Prof. Kodandaram was quoted as saying.

Irked at the Telangana police’s decision to deny permission to the TJAC's proposed meeting, Kodandaram had earlier moved the Hyderabad High Court.

It must be recalled that a similar meeting planned by the TJAC earlier in February, under the banner Telangana Unemployed Students JAC was also cancelled, after the police had denied him permission.

The TJAC had earlier planned for a two-day yatra touring Nalgonda, Yadadri, Bhongir and Suryapet on October 21 and 22. However, they had to shun the plans after police denied them permission.


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