Accident
Kodandaram and his driver escaped unhurt because of the airbags.

Telangana Joint Action Committee Chairman Prof Kodandaram Reddy had a narrow escape in a road accident in Nalgonda on Sunday.  

The accident took place at around 5.30 pm on Sunday on NH-65. A youngster on a motorcycle, who was on the left side of the car in which Prof Kodandaram was travelling, took a sudden right. As a result, the speeding car hit the vehicle. The car then lost control and hit a road divider, The Hindu reported.

Images from the scene showed the car in a badly mangled state, with the front completely rammed in and the engine exposed. The glass was cracked, but not entirely broken.

In the accident, Kodandaram and his driver escaped unhurt because of the airbags, while the motorist and the pillion rider sustained head and leg injuries. They are undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Narketpally.

The mishap occurred on near Pittampalle in the Chityala police limits. Kodandaram was returning from Nalgonda district after attending a conference conducted by the Telangana Vidyavanthula Vedika.

At the conference, the TJAC chairman, who will be soon launching his own party, took a dig at Chief Minister KCR and his family members. He reiterated that power should not be confined to the hands of four people in the state, referring to KT Rama Rao, Harish Rao and Kavitha, family members of KCR.

“The policies of the present regime in the state are aimed at providing benefits to contractors and elite class, rather than addressing the needs of commoners,” he alleged, reported The New Indian Express.

Talking about the Kaleshwaram project, he said, “Such projects are helpful only for contractors and also the rulers to loot public money. Instead of taking up such massive projects, the government should have opted for the construction of minor irrigation projects, which will lessen financial burden on exchequer.”

Kodandaram also elaborated on his decision to take the plunge into politics. “We have decided to take plunge into politics in order to bring in alternative politics in the state, whose aim should be welfare of all sections of people. As present-day politics is power-centric and rulers are unable to come to the rescue of the needy, we strongly believe that alternative politics is the only solution to achieve real Telangana dream,” TNIE reported.