The BJP will take up “deeksha” at all district headquarters across Telangana on Monday, 20 March, with the slogan “We want our jobs” and demand the sacking of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s son and state IT Minister KT Rama Rao.
The saffron party holds him allegedly responsible for the leaking of examination papers of recruitment tests conducted by the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC).
Telangana BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar announced this while addressing the party’s Scheduled Caste Morcha state executive committee meeting at the party headquarters in Hyderabad on Sunday.
He said the BJP leaders and cadres in all the districts would take part in the deeksha from 10 am to 1 pm.
“We shall continue our agitation till the chief minister’s son is dismissed from the Cabinet and the unemployed youth who lost their precious time and energy be compensated with ₹1 lakh,” he said.
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Alleged involvement of KTR
Reiterating his allegation that KTR had a role in the leaking of TSPSC question papers, Sanjay said it was a bigger conspiracy involving the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).
“A retired official presently working in the CMO and other several big people have a role in the conspiracy. Yet, the government is trying to wash its hands away by taking action against small fries and blame the BJP to divert the attention of the people from their people,” he said.
The Telangana BJP president wondered why the chief minister was maintaining a stoic silence when 30 lakh unemployed youth had to face the trouble due to the leakage of TSPSC question papers.
“But his son speaks on issues of every other department except his own IT Department. He is not bothered about children being mauled by stray dogs and dying by falling in open drains and people getting killed in fire accidents,” he alleged.
Stating that there was no need for the unemployed youth to worry about their jobs, Sanjay said all of them were backing the BJP’s agitation now.
The BJP was sure to come to power in the next elections, and it would take care of their interests, he said.
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‘Modi is modern Ambedkar’
Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “modern Ambedkar” invoking the Dalit icon, the BJP state president said the former had been following the Antyodaya philosophy of Deen Dayal Upadhyay and had initiated several revolutionary programmes for the benefit of various sections with the slogan “Sab Ka Saath, Sab Ka Vikaas“.
Sanjay also said the Modi government had addressed the needs of every section of society, including women, students, farmers, street vendors and the poorest of poor.
“Sixty percent of the beneficiaries of these schemes were from Dalit communities,” he said.
The BJP president charged KCR with cheating Dalits by reneging on the promise of making a Dalit the chief minister, providing them 3 acres of land and disrespecting the Constitution.
“It was only after a strong warning from the BJP that the BRS government speeded up works on the Ambedkar statue at the Tank Bund,” he said.
He also accused the BRS government of pushing the state into a debt trap by indiscriminately indulging in borrowing. There was no way the BRS would repay all these loans if it was voted to power again, he said.
He called upon the Dalit Morcha to take the lead and launch a campaign to bring the BJP to power.