Irked at Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman N Kodandaram, TRS leaders hit back at the retired Osmania University professor on Tuesday.
Kodandaram had organised a rally of unemployed youth and students in Hyderabad on Monday, and demanded that the Telangana government should immediately fill vacancies.
Addressing media persons, Pedapalli MP Balka Suman and Government Whip Palla Rajeswara Reddy accused Kodandaram of hiding behind the Opposition parties, and taking potshots at Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.
They challenged the TJAC chief to start his own political party, if he was serious about 'exposing' the ruling government in Telangana.
Accusing Kodandaram of intentionally spreading false information, the TRS said that he was stoking the sentiments of Osmania University students over the suicide of a first-year Msc student.
Asking Congress leaders to provide evidence to support their claims on recruitment, Balka Suman alleged that Kodandaram was trying to align with the national party.
Earlier this week, Kodandaram, who had played a key role in the movement for separate Telangana state, alleged that the government had failed to fulfill the promise to provide jobs and this had led to frustration among youth.
Speakers at the "Koluvula Kotlaata" rally, organised by the TJAC, also appealed to students and unemployed youth not to resort to suicide but unite for a struggle to force the government to honour its promise.
Kodandaram alleged that police tried to foil the meet by arresting several leaders and workers coming to Hyderabad from different parts of the state, though the court had given permission for the meet.
He demanded that the government take steps on war-footing to fill 3 lakh vacancies. He said instead of addressing the issue, ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was branding them politically unemployed.
"This is not Telangana which we had fought and the martyrs laid down their lives for," he said.