Congress leader and MLC T Jeevan Reddy today lashed out at Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and demanded that he fill all the vacant government posts in the state immediately, asserting that one of the reasons the state had been formed was so that the people of the region could have better access to jobs.
Speaking to the media at Jagtial, the MLC alleged that the leaders of Seemandhra were still looting the state even after seven years of its creation, and that the CM of the state was not taking any steps to prevent this.
Slamming the KCR regime on the issue of rising unemployment in the state, he pointed out that that though the CM had announced some time ago that the state had 1.07 lakh vacant posts after its formation, the recent report of the Biswal committee had countered this, reporting that there were 1.91 lakh such posts in Telangana.
Reddy then added, "The ruling party had promised to implement a monthly unemployment allowance of Rs 3,016 in its election manifesto in 2018 after the Congress promised to provide an allowance of Rs 3,000. But, even years after making this promise, the TRS-led state government has taken no concrete steps to turn the promise into practice. Rs 10,000 crore will have to be spent on the implementation of the unemployed wage scheme if the government is truly serious about providing support to the 30 lakh jobless youngsters in the state. This should be done immediately as Telangana was formed, in part, due to the sacrifices of the unemployed youth of the region. Further, though the TRS government keeps taking credit for having provided free electricity to the farmers of the state, it is actually due to the work of the Congress that became possible. KCR's government, however, can freely take credit for having unfairly dismissed 1,600 staff nurses
with the flick of a pen. This is a shameful incident."
Commenting on the TRS government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, the leader alleged that lakhs had lost their lives in the devastating pandemic, and that despite having witnessed this, the government was not taking any steps to prevent the occurrence of a possible third wave in Telangana.