After the Congress and the TDP, it is now the turn of the Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) to deal with the problem of dissidence.
Party leader from the Miryalaguda Assembly constituency Vidhyadhar Reddy issued an ultimatum to TJS president Kodandaram that he would make public all the "dirty secrets" of the party if he was not fielded from the constituency. His supporters also staged a dharna in front of Kodandaram's residence at Tarnaka.
Interestingly, it is not even clear that the Miryalaguda constituency has been given to the TJS by the alliance - the Congress did not make any official announcement on which alliance partner was getting the seat even at the time of releasing its third list. It is being widely reported that ex-CLP leader K Jana Reddy is trying to secure the seat for his son Raghuveer Reddy or a close relative.
Separately, the TJS announced the candidates for the four Assembly constituencies of Malkajgiri (Kapilavai Dileep Kumar), Dubbaka (Rajkumar), Siddipet (Bhavani Reddy) and Medak (Janardhan Reddy). The names of the other four candidates would be announced tomorrow, the party said. (The TJS has been given eight of the 119 Telangana Assembly constituencies by the Mahakootami).
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