TSPSC paper leak: Telangana High Court allows BJP to hold ‘Maha Dharna’ protest

The dharna is being organised to demand that the state government order a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the TSPSC paper leak case.

BySouth First Desk

Published Mar 24, 2023 | 8:24 PMUpdatedMar 24, 2023 | 8:24 PM

The court questioned whether there was no law and order problem because of dharnas organised against the central government by the ruling party leaders. (Wikimedia Commons)

The Telangana High Court on Friday, March 24, granted permission to the BJP to organise “Maha Dharna” on Saturday at Indira Park.

The dharna is being organised to demand that the state government order a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak case. The day-long dharna will be observed with the slogan ‘We Want Our Jobs’.

However, the court has ordered that the BJP leaders hold the dharna with only 500 members and urged the leaders not to make any provocative speeches. It added that if anyone violates the order, then the police can take necessary action against them.

The court also asked the party to submit the list of national and state leaders who will be participating in the dharna. The BJP approached the high court after being denied permission by the state police.

Purpose of the dharna

Senior BJP party leaders led by former MLAs Chintala Ramachandra Reddy and NVSS Prabhakar visited Indira Park on Friday afternoon and reviewed the arrangements to be made for the successful conduct of the dharna.

The party decided to organise the dharna at a meeting chaired by the state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar at party headquarters in Nampally a few days ago.

Extending support to 30 lakh unemployed youth, who were facing problems due to the question paper leak case, the BJP decided to organise a series of programmes in support of them.

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One step at a time

The leaders came up with a proposal to hold similar agitations like “Sagara Haram” and “Million March” conducted during united Andhra Pradesh, demanding that the Centre declare separate Telangana in support of the unemployed youth.

However, the party has decided to first start with the Maha Dharna at Indira Park and later continue its fight against the state government.

Taking a serious note of the question paper leak case, the party is leaving no stone unturned in getting stern punishment to those involved in the case.

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