Amid Telangana bigwigs, one assistant professor at Osmania University is also in the race for Warangal by-election as independent candidate. The professor, G.Vinod Kumar knocked the door of the high court after the OU vice chancellor refusing to grant him leave to contest in the byelection.
The vice chancellor refused him permission to contest as according to the rules, varsity teachers are not allowed to hold posts in a political party or contest on party tickets. But the petitioner said that he was contesting as an independent candidate.
Vinod Kumar alleged that VC did take the decision even with out consulting the Executive Council. The high court judge finally passed an interim order in Kumar’s favour allowing him to contest. Vinod Kumar says that he will win support of the people as Osmania University is the center point of Telangana agitation back then and he was an active supporter of the cause.