Hyderabad: Telangana Political Joint Action Committee convenor M Kodandaram on Saturday urged all pro-statehood units in the region to dedicate their agitations or programmes for separate Telangana state scheduled to be held on August 6 to late Professor Kothappali Jayashankar, who passed away on June 21.
Talking to media persons at the Somajiguda Press Club, Prof Kodandaram said that late Prof Jayashankar’s birthday falls on August 6 and the people of the region should dedicate all their efforts for separate statehood to the late Telangana ideologue.
“A memorial programme will be organised at Prof Jayashankar’s birthplace, Akkampeta in Atmakur mandal on the morning of August 6 and later in the afternoon of the same day, a massive public meeting would be organised in Hanmakonda,” Prof Kodandaram said.
The TPJAC chief also urged people from Seemandhra regions who have settled in Telangana to participate in the memorial function at Hanmankonda in large numbers to pay respects to Prof Jayashankar, especially student, industrialists and owners of private travels.
Prof Kodandaram was referring to the large number of private commercial vehicles which pass through and conduct business in Hanmakonda.
The TPJAC Steering Committee will again meet on August 12 to discuss the mass strike scheduled to go ahead from August 17, he said. However, the venue for this Steering Committee meeting has not been finalised yet.
When asked if the employees’ leaders would go for talks with the government on the strike threat, Prof Kodandaram said that the employees can go for discussion, but any meetings would be futile since it is the Centre which has to take a decision on the separate statehood issue.(INN)