Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar today urged the voters of the Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda graduates' constituency to support party leader G Premender Reddy for the upcoming MLC elections in the constituency.
At a media event at the Nalgonda district Collector's office, he appealed to the voters to reject the Congress and the TRS' candidates, and urged the "intellectual" voters to exercise their vote with caution.
Kumar alleged that the state was witnessing the "rampant misrule of a monster", and claimed that it was the need of the hour for the voters to support the BJP to teach a lesson to the ruling party, the TRS, and to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.
He accused the CM of having confined himself to his camp office, Pragathi Bhavan, without solving any of the public's problems, including those of the government employees and the unemployed youth in the state.
The BJP leader lashed out at the state government for having "deceived" the teachers of the state as well, and said that unlike the TRS, the BJP's candidate, if he won the upcoming elections, would stand by the teachers.
"Our party will fight for the implementation of a more just PRC, and will work to solve the problems of all the employees in the state," he said.
Kumar also claimed that the performance of the BJP in the GHMC elections (which translated into a drastic fall in the TRS' vote share) was what had prevented the state government from implementing its controversial LRS scheme, and added that a similar shock - of a loss in the upcoming MLC elections - would spur the ruling party to take cognisance of the people's problems.
The controversy surrounding the PRC's recommendations has become quite the flashpoint in the state - it has made repeated appearances in the campaign speeches and addresses of the TRS' rivals. TPCC head N Uttam Kumar Reddy even told the Congress cadre to assure the government employees of the state that the Congress' candidates were the only ones who would fight for employee rights
, and help the employees secure an appropriate fitment as well as a decent hike in the housing rent allowance.