Police arrests Prof. Kodandaram ahead of the TJAC rally

TJAC president Kodandaram was arrested at his residence and shifted to the Komatipura police station.

By Author   |   Published: 5th Dec 2017   7:12 pm Updated: 5th Dec 2017   7:50 pm
TJAC Rally
File Photo: TJAC chairman M Kodandaram

Hyderabad: The proposed one day rally by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) demanding the State government’s immediate intervention over filling the jobs and reservations for a particular community turned into fire ball as its draftsman Professor Kodandaram and few other leaders were arrested by the police on Wednesday. TJAC president Kodandaram was arrested at his residence and shifted to the Komatipura police station.

On Tuesday, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana suggested other venues for the event including one at Miyapur and other at Nagole. But, a writ plea filed by TJAC, seeking judicial intervention for the rally, was withdrawn. After withdrawal of plea Professor reiterated that the scheduled rally from Sanjeevaiah Park to Dharna Chowk near Indira Park would be held as usual.

Following the directions of Professor Kodandaram several organisations in Osmania University and other educational institutions geared up for the rally. Speaking to media on Tuesday evening, Prof. Kodandaram said, “Even after the formation of new State, the situation still appears like that of erstwhile united State; students are suffering a lot from unemployment. The rally is to express the anger of the students against the government in a democratic manner.”

Meanwhile, the ruling TRS rubbished the allegations of the TJAC leaders, and said that the rally is nothing but blaming the government by joining hands with the opposition leaders. Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) politburo member Palla Rajeshwar Reddy questioned, “Why Kodandaram was not interested to conduct the rally on Sunday, or at Nagole grounds? He further said it is nothing but disturbing the traffic and creating tension among the people.