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Why is KTR silent on Inter fiasco

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The unusual silence of Telangana Rashtra Samithi working president K T Rama Rao over the goofs-up in the declaration of Intermediate examination results that led to the suicides of nearly 20 students has surprised the opposition parties.

Normally, KTR has the habit of reacting on any major issue immediately on his social media platforms. But so far, he has not made any comments.

His father and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao also reacted to the fiasco in the Intermediate results only after five days and death of as many as 18 students.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee leader Ponnam Prabhakar wondered why KTR was tight-lipped over the bungling in Intermediate examinations results.

“The answer is obvious. The private company Globarena got Rs 125 crore contract in the Intermediate board only with the recommendation of KTR,” he alleged.

Ponnam criticised that the TRS government was intentionally destroying the educational system in the state. He demanded the government to reveal the three member committee report regarding inter results issue.

Telangana Jana Samithi president Prof M Kodandaram said KCR was neglecting the education sector only because he did not want educated youth question the failures of his government.

He threatened to lead a massive rally to Intermediate Board to demand sacking of its secretary.

Kodandaram to take on Kavitha with Congress support

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Telangana Jana Samithi president Prof Kodandaram, who played a ‘key role’ in Telangana statehood agitation by setting up TJAC, seems to be gearing up for the ‘final battle’ of his political life.

He is all set to contest from Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat against TRS sitting MP and KCR’s daughter Kalvakuntla Kavitha.

Prof Kodandaram did not contest recent Telangana Assembly polls in December, though TJS was part of Congress-led Mahakutami comprising of TDP and CPI due to ‘differences’ over seat-sharing and lack of time to plan campaigning with the delay in finalising Mahakutami candidates.

TJS faced humiliating defeat at the hands of TRS as it drew blank though it contested in 8 seats in TS Assembly polls.

But Kodandaram has decided not to give up and continue his fight against ‘family and dictatorial rule’ of KCR.

Kodandaram wants to teach a fitting lesson to KCR by defeating his daughter Kavitha.

Kodandaram feels that even if TRS wins all the seats in Telangana and loses Nizamabad, this will be a big blow to KCR and TRS, which will go a long way in strengthening Opposition parties in Telangana in the coming days, which are now pushed to a corner due to successive defeats at the hands of TRS in all the elections.

Congress is keen to support Kodandaram in Nizamabad and will not field its candidate.

Congress feels that there is severe anti-incumbency against Kavitha in Nizamabad but due to lack of a ‘strong leader’ from Opposition there, they could not capitalise it.

But this time, all parties including Congress, TDP, Left Parties, TJAC and other civil organisations are coming together to jointly field a ‘strong candidate’ in the form of Prof Kodandaram to defeat Kavitha and to give a ‘befitting reply’ to KCR.