Telangana Oppn. parties join hands to fight against Central, state govts

HYDERABAD: Led by the Congress, all Opposition parties in Telangana decided to fight unitedly against the anti-farmer policies of the BJP government at the Centre and the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) government in the state. The Opposition parties also decided to launch a series of agitation programmes on subjects pertaining to tribal lands, land acquisitions and Dharani portal.

The decision was taken at an all-party meeting convened by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president and MP A. Revanth Reddy at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday. The meeting was attended by CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy, CPI (M) secretary Tammineni Veerabhadram, Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) president Prof. M. Kodandaram, CPI-ML Secretary S. Ranga Rao, Cheruku Sudhakar (Inti Party) and Govardhan (CPI-ML New Democracy).

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Revanth Reddy informed that an all-party maha dharna on farmers’ issues would be organised at Indira Park on September 22. He urged the farmers and others to make the maha dharna a grand success.

Revanth Reddy said committees would be formed at Parliamentary-constituency level to ensure grand success of the proposed Bharat Bandh on September 27. He said all political parties would work together to make the Bharat Bandh more effective. Prominent leaders would lead the protest at national highways connecting Hyderabad. He said activists and leaders of all Opposition parties in every constituency should be on road on September 27 to register their protest. He also appealed to the people to participate in the Bharat Bandh.

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