TRS leaders condemn Kodandaram’s remarks against KCR

Ruling TRS leaders, including State ministers, has strongly condemned the statement of Telangana Joint Action Committee chairman Prof. M. Kondandaram wherein he had severely criticised Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao.

Addressing a book release function on Sunday, Kodandaram had described TRS Government’s two year rule as totally disappointing and even asked KCR to step down if he was unable to perform better.

Reacting to these remarks, TRS leaders have accused Kodandaram of acting like an agent of Congress party. Addressing separate press conference, TRS leaders alleged that Kodandaram was issuing such statements only to register his presence in Telangana’s politics. They said while the entire world was appreciating the welfare schemes being implemented by the TRS Governnment, Kodandaram was criticising KCR only to gain political mileage.

Finance Minister Eatala Rajender told reporters in Karimangar that almost all politicians and intellectuals have praised the performance of KCR Government. He said KCR has been trying to bring all political parties on a single platform to ensure fast pace development of Telangana State. Criticising Kodandaram, he said that the Telangana State was announced much before the formation of TJAC.

TRS MP Balka Suman has described Kodandaram as Congress agent. He said Kodandaram has turned a blind’s eye to the developmental programmes initiated by the TRS Government.

Addressing a press conference at Telangana Bhavan here, Health Minister Lakshma Reddy said some people were trying to mislead the people in the name of Telangana JAC. He said Kodandaram must understand that politics and teaching were to different professions. He even questioned the validity of TJAC and asked Kodandaram to do a serious introspection.

Speaking to media persons in Mahabubnagar, TRS Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav and Jupally Krishna Rao also condemned Kodandaram and sought clarification. They warned of stern action if anyone tries to defame the TRS Government. They alleged that Kodandaram was giving negative statements under the pressure of some political parties. (INN)