Telangana BJP head Bandi Sanjay Kumar today announced that the party would stand by the government employees of the state, and would fight against the TRS government's "negligent attitude" towards the employees.
"The TRS government has failed to stand by the government employees of the state. It has intentionally delayed the implementation of the recommendations of the 11th Pay Revision Commission. Every person in the state knows that hundreds of teachers are suffering because of the delay in the implementation of the wage hikes suggested by the commission, but the government has still not taken any steps to address the issue. However, unlike the TRS, the BJP will stand by the government employees. We have decided to launch an agitation against the government, demanding that it address the issues of the aggrieved employees," he said.
The BJP leader also urged the employees' unions leaders to reveal the details of their meeting with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, claiming that this would expose the CM's apathy towards the unions' demands.
He also lashed out at the government for not awarding promotions to any of the employees.
"It is unfortunate that no promotions have been given to the civil police constables since 1990. The teachers of the state too are suffering owing to the lack of promotions," Kumar said.
Speaking about the state of the panchayats in Telangana, he claimed that the government's negligence and corruption had diluted their administrative powers, which had left the rural populace of the state impoverished and disenfranchised.
Kumar also spoke about the clash between the police and the students of Warangal's Kakatiya University today, and claimed that the students had been unfairly lathi-charged, and that the police had targeted only those students who were members of the ABVP, the BJP's student wing.
The BJP is not the only party that has criticised the TRS government for neglecting the government employees of the state. The Telangana BC Welfare Association also rebuked the government
for its failure to stand by the teachers of the state, and the TJS lashed out at the CM
for delaying the announcement of the new Pay Revision Commission.