TSPSC paper leak: Revanth Reddy meets Governor, demands dissolution of TSPSC

The Congress leader alleged that KTR's department was involved in the perpetration of the crime of leaking the question papers.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published Mar 22, 2023 | 9:41 PMUpdatedMar 22, 2023 | 9:44 PM

Telangana Congress leaders with Governor. (Twitter)

Telangana Congress president A Revanth Reddy on Wednesday, 22 March, urged Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to accord the Congress official clearance to prosecute IT Minister KT Rama Rao along with Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) Chairman B Janarhan Reddy and Secretary Anita Ramachandran in connection with the question paper leak.

Revanth Reddy, who led a delegation to the Governor, also sought the dissolution of the TSPSC for the controversy it is embroiled in.

He reminded the Governor that she had the power to scrap the entire body under Article 317 of the Constitution.

The Congress leader alleged that KTR’s department was involved in the perpetration of the crime of leaking the question papers.

He said that employees of the IT Department, which KTR heads, were key players in the case, and that KTR should take responsibility for the mess.

Related: Telangana BJP to demand KTR dismissal from Cabinet 

Accuses staff of making money

Revanth Reddy accused the staff of stealing the question papers and making enormous amounts of money by selling them, despite being aware that they were playing with the future of the students.

He added that there were allegations that KTR’s personal assistant stole the question papers.

The Congress delegation told the Governor that the party had no faith in the investigation being done by the SIT constituted by the state government to probe the question paper leakage and urged her to use her offices to ensure that a transparent investigation is done into the muck.

Revanth Reddy said that the leakage of question papers did not pertain to only lakhs of students but their families.

Related: KTR directly involved, alleges Telangana Congress chief

‘Should have cleansed TSPSC’

After the news of the question paper leak emerged, the Telangana government should have cleansed the TSPSC and ordered a transparent inquiry, but it did not do, he said.

Instead, Revanth claimed, it assigned the case to the police, in which the Congress has no faith.

Revanth Reddy said that he suspected the role of those in the high places in the mess, and therefore the party wanted KTR and those who might have had a hand in the malfeasance to be prosecuted.

He said that till the time the case reached its conclusion, the entire board of the TSPSC should be suspended to prevent them from influencing the course of the investigation.

Revanth Reddy later said that the Governor responded positively to the demands and said that she would take a legal opinion before making a decision.