Need for more pro-T channels stressed
TJAC Chairman Prof Kodandaram launches Deccan TV logo Hyderabad: Another TV channel is coming into being...
TJAC Chairman Prof Kodandaram launches Deccan TV logo Hyderabad: Another TV channel is coming into being to become a voice of Telangana people for the cause of its statehood. Telangana Political Joint Action Committee (TJAC) Chairman Prof Kodandaram launched the logo of the new channel � Deccan TV � at a function held at FAPCCI here on Saturday. Welcoming the gathering, Deccan TV Chief Editor M A Vasu said the channel would relentlessly pursuit the cause of Telangana Statehood and rally various forces to achieve their common cause. Prof Haragopal hoped that the channel would become commercially viable, without compromising on its values and objectives. Referring to the anti-Telangana remarks passed by Press Council Chairman Markandey Katju, he regretted that people were treating justice and judges on a par. Personalities should not be given undue credit, else their comments, if not well thought over, would hurt people's sentiments, he said. Senior Congress leader K Kesava Rao said he was a staunch Telangana State supporter. Despite putting in concerted efforts by T Congress leaders, the statehood still remained a mirage, largely due to machinations of some forces, he said. Prof Kodandaram said the Deccan TV should meet the need for another good channel in support of T cause. He also called upon people to stand by the channel so it could forcefully put forth their aspirations to the society at large. TRS MLA Etela Rajender said that there was only one exclusive channel hitherto, striving for the statehood of Telangana channel. There was need for more new channels like Deccan TV, he said. Katju came in for sharp criticism by the speakers for speaking against the statehood demand of Telangana people who had been struggling for it, sacrificing many a life. Talangana Nagara Samiti president Nagam Janardhan Reddy, BJP MLA Yennam Srinivasa Reddy, Deccan TV CMD Zahiruddin Khan and others were present.