Telangana Jana Samithi

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Telangana Jana Samithi
PresidentM. Kodandaram
FounderM. Kodandaram
Founded31 March 2018 (4 years ago) (2018-03-31)
HeadquartersDoor No. 7-1-215/E, Balkampet, Near Nature Cure Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
ColoursBlue   Green  
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance

Telangana Jana Samithi, abbreviated as TJS, is an Indian regional political party predominantly based in the state of Telangana, India founded by Telangana activist, M. Kodandaram.[1][2] He was also the chairman of all-party Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC), which lead the separate Telangana state movement from 2009.[3] He was a professor in Political Science at Osmania University.[4]


The party was formed on 31 March 2018 as a political alternative in Telangana.[5][6]

Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) was officially launched on 29 April 2018 at a public meeting held in Hyderabad. The Hindu stated "The new party would fight for alleviation of the plight of farmers, youth, women and other sections and would work for a change in governance rather than change in the individuals who were running the government."[7]

With the aim to establish an alternate political system, Telangana Jana Samithi has announced that the party would not collect donations from large business establishments and corporate houses.[8]

Attempting to set a new tradition in Telangana politics, TJS has invited educated youth who are willing to develop villages to apply to contest the ensuing Panchayat Raj polls as candidates. The pro forma of application form is available in the TJS website for aspiring Sarpanches as of 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "Telangana Jana Samithi vows to fulfil people's wishes". The Hans India. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  2. ^ Kodandaram gets EC nod for political dive, names new party Telangana Jana Samithi | Hyderabad News - Times of India
  3. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 2 January 2010. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Archive News". The Hindu. 24 October 2009. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ Telangana Jana Samiti launched | Business Standard News
  6. ^ Kodandaram launches New party as "Telangana Jana Samithi" | The Siasat Daily
  7. ^ Rajeev, M. (29 April 2018). "Kodandaram calls for struggle against TRS Govt". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Will not take donations from corporates: Telangana Jana Samithi founder Prof M Kodandaram". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Kodandaram's Telangana Jana Samithi invites youth to contest Gram Panchayat polls". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 8 May 2018.