The Telangana unit of the BJP will organise a “maha dharna” on Saturday, 25 March, at Indira Park in Hyderabad demanding a judicial probe by a sitting judge into the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) question paper leak case. The daylong dharna will be observed with the slogan “We want our jobs”.
Extending support to the 30 lakh unemployed youth in Telangana who were facing problems because of the question paper leak, the party decided at a meeting chaired by its state president Bandi Sanjay Kumar at the state office in Nampally in Hyderabad to organise a series of programmes in support of them.
The leaders came up with a proposal to hold similar agitations like “Sagara Haram” and “Million March” — conducted during the protests seeking a declaration from the Centre for a separate Telangana from the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh — in support of the unemployed youth.
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However, the party decided to first start with a maha dharna at Indira Park and later continue its fight against the state government.
It demanded that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao dismiss his son and IT Minister KT Rama Rao from the Cabinet, holding him responsible for the leakage of question papers.
The BJP also demanded that the state government announce a compensation of ₹1 lakh to each unemployed youth for causing loss to them with the cancellation of recruitment exams due to the TSPSC question paper leak apart from filling up of the vacant posts in various government departments at the earliest.
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Fight against measures on media
The BJP has also decided to fight against the state government for resorting to repressive measures on media organisations and journalists.
Interacting with reporters after participating in Ugadi celebrations, Sanjay said the party would not leave the question paper leak case until Rama Rao is dismissed from the Cabinet.
He said the BJP would release a job calendar every year and recruit the youth if the party was voted to power in the Assembly elections. Referring to notices issued by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to politicians, he said he had not received any notice.
“Instead of giving notices to us, the SIT should first issue the same to Rama Rao. Why is the SIT not giving notice to him?” he said, making it clear that the Opposition parties were not scared of these notices.
“We speak based on the information provided by the people,” he said, taking strong exception to the remarks made by a senior BRS minister that the question paper leak was common these days.