KTR should step down from post after TSPSC paper leak, demand BJP leaders at their Maha Dharna

The BJP organised the dharna on 25 March after obtaining permission from the Telangana High Court when the police denied them clearance.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 25, 2023 | 7:25 PMUpdatedMar 25, 2023 | 7:25 PM

The BJP Maha Dharna was held at Indira Park in Hyderabad. (Twitter)

BJP Telangana president Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Saturday, 25 March, demanded that IT Minister KT Rama Rao should step down from office, taking responsibility for the leakage of the TSPSC question papers.

The BJP leader, addressing a Maha Dharna at Indira Park in Hyderabad to protest against the TSPSC question paper leak, also demanded that the government order a judicial probe with a sitting judge into the matter.

“KTR should own responsibility for the failure of the TSPSC in conducting the examinations in a foolproof manner. If he does not quit voluntarily, the chief minister should dismiss him from his Cabinet,” Bandi Sanjay said.

BJP will announce job calendar: Bandi

The BJP organised the protest after obtaining permission from the Telangana High Court when the police denied the party clearance initially. The court gave permission subject to the condition that the dharna should not have more than 500 participants and that the leaders should not make any provocative speeches.

Bandi Sanjay said that as the Special Investigation Team (SIT) digs into the scam, it is finding that it has wider and larger ramifications. Initially, KTR had said that there were only two persons involved in it, but the police have already arrested several persons.

He said that there was no need for students to get upset as after the BJP comes to power, it would hold the competitive examinations in a foolproof manner.

“We will also announce a job calendar,” he added.

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BRS should hang its head in shame: Vijaya Shanthi

BJP national executive member and actor Vijaya Shanthi said that the government should hang its head in shame for not being able to conduct a competitive examination properly.

“KTR had said that he does not have anything to do with the leakage of question papers, which only showed that he was not interested in taking responsibility if anything goes wrong,” she added.

She said that the BRS government should understand that it had played with the lives of 30 lakh unemployed youths.


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Outsourced employees in all departments: Rajender

BJP legislator Eatala Rajender said that it is a matter of shame that even in the TSPSC, work is being done with outsourced employees which resulted in the leakage of question papers.

He recalled making a statement when he was finance minister that there were 1.91 lakh jobs vacant in the state, but no effort was made by the government in filling them till now.

He said that it was unfortunate that the youths had taken a plunge in the Telangana movement, hoping to get jobs, but after the formation of the state, it was not happening.

In the days of the Telangana movement, KCR had said that he would not allow outsourcing of work and that he would ensure that lakhs of jobs would be created. Now, in almost all government departments, there are outsourced employees, he said, and pointed out that in the last four years, not more than 11,000 jobs had been filled.

Rajender added that KCR is now preoccupied with saving his daughter K Kavitha in the Delhi liquor scam. Legislator M Raghunandan Rao and BJP vice-president DK Aruna also spoke at the dharna.

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