The member organisations of Telangana Political Joint Action Committee have decided to launch an extensive campaign in support of TRS nominee Dr. Thatikonda Rajaiah for Station Ghanpur by-election.
Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday the JAC district unit chairman Professor T Papi Reddy has appealed to the people of the constituency to elect Dr. Rajaiah with a big majority. He called upon the members of all the peoples’ organisations to work for the victory of Telangana Rashtra Samithi candidate.
He said that the Congress and Telugu Desam Party have lost the moral right to seek votes in the Telangana region. Five teams of JAC would tour 114 villages in Station Ghanpur as part of the three-phase campaign for the TRS nominee.
“This election is not the personal affair of Dr. Rajaiah, the interests of four crore population of Telangana are involved in this,” he said, adding a massive election campaign meeting by the JAC would be organized on March 2 at Station Ghanpur.
The JAC leaders Dr. Ashok Reddy, D Janardhan Rao, Pulluri Sudhakar, R Amarender Reddy, Professor Seetarama Rao, Marri Yadava Reddy and TRS district convener Peddi Sudarshan Reddy addressed the press conference.
They came down heavily on the Congress and Telugu Desam parties for their reported claims of decline in Telangana movement.
“This is an attempt to misguide the voters and thus gain political mileage,” they said adding, “No one is ready to believe in their rhetoric.”
Telangana Graduates Association president Yadava Reddy stated that it was the TJAC that asked Dr. Rajaiah to resign in support of the Telangana cause hence it becomes the responsibility of the committee to ensure his re-election. District Bar Association president Amarender Reddy informed that an ‘Advocates Watch Committee’ would be set up to keep an eye on the violation of election code of conduct by TDP and Congress parties.
The JAC leaders have accused the TDP and Congress of using money and distributing liquor to the voters to lure them. “A person called Gade Yakaiah of Jaffarghad mandal has died due to excessive consumption of liquor supplied by TDP during its election meeting on Monday,” alleged Sudarshan Reddy.
The TRS would lodge a complaint with the State Election Commission regarding this. “The EC should book a case against TDP,” he added. (The Hans India)