Kodandaram faults Warangal encounter

Faulting the recent Warangal encounter of Maoists, Telangana Political JAC chairman Prof. Kodandaram has strongly felt that the Grey Hounds had killed the Maoists during the combing drive.

It may be recalled that Maoists Sruthi and Vidyasagar Reddy died in an encounter took place in Warangal district recently.

Speaking to the media after inaugurating TJAC’s new office opposite the office of Board of Intermediate Education, Nampally here on Saturday, Prof. Kodandaram alleged the distressed farmers were committing suicides because of negligence of successive governments. The government’s attitude was not proper towards number of suicides of farmers, he opined. He also opined that the State government has to extend ex-gratia to the kin of farmers, who committed suicides after June 2, 2014 i.e. after the formation of Telangana State.

Stating that he has no difference with the Chief Minister, Prof. Kodandaram made it clear that he has no plans to enter active politics at this juncture. He also said he was not power hungry. But he would always fight for the just causes of the people.

Stating that he was also not annoyed with the Opposition parties, Prof. Kodandaram said his style of working was different and he cannot work along with the Opposition parties. He suggested to the political parties not to follow AP State Assembly and discuss urgent public issues rather than shouting at each other.

Revealing that he was retiring on September 30 from his job, Prof. Kodandaram said he would work full time for the JAC activities even after retirement. He also informed that the JAC would announce its future action plan within two or three days. (NSS)