Gaddar begins tour of Telangana villagesBy IANS
Friday, October 15, 2010
HYDERABAD - Maoist sympathizer and president of newly-floated Telangana Praja Front (TPF) Gaddar Friday began touring villages in Telangana to strengthen the movement for separate statehood to the region.
The revolutionary balladeer began his tour from Enimila tanda, a tribal hamlet in Kottakota mandal of Mahabubnagar district. He met tribal leaders and discussed with them the strategy to be adopted to achieve a separate state of Telangana.
The folk singer, who launched TPF last week, also visited a few areas in Mahabubnagar town and interacted with local Muslim leaders. Gaddar also held a meeting with representatives of various backward classes, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and students.
Talking to reporters, he said the tour was aimed at taking the movement to the people. TPF’s main agenda is to ensure that a bill is tabled in parliament to carve out a separate Telangana state.
He said the front would bring farmers, Dalits and workers into the Telangana movement. Gaddar pointed out that people from these sections were already active in the front.
The TPF leader criticised Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) president K. Chandrasekhara Rao, who represents Mahabubnagar Lok Sabha constituency. “I want to know how many times he raised the demand for Telangana bill in the parliament,” asked Gaddar.
He also wondered what the TRS chief has done for the development of the backward constituency. He also lashed out at Telugu Desam Party (TDP) for its ambiguous stand on Telangana.
The Maoist sympathizer vowed to bring all forces working for the formation of Telangana state onto a single platform.