YSR Telangana Party founder Y S Sharmila today met the family of an unemployed youth, Nageswara Rao, who committed suicide recently. She spoke to the family from Penuballi mandal's Gangadevipadu, in Khammam district, and paid floral tributes to a portrait of Rao.
Praying for the youngster's soul, Sharmila consoled the bereaved family, enquired about their problems, and promised to stand by them.
Later, she and her party colleagues staged their weekly protest at Sattupalli, demanding that the KCR regime provide employment to the state's unemployed youth. She even sat on a ten-hour hunger strike during the demonstration.
Last week, the YSRTP had organised a similar protest in Wanaparthy
district in support of the unemployed youth. The program at Tatiparti village of Gopalpeta mandal had been organised to demand that the KCR government immediately take steps to fill all the vacancies in the state's government departments.
During the demonstration, Sharmila had lambasted Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his government for ignoring the plight of the youth and had claimed that Telangana had the highest number of unemployed youth in the entire country.
Though new to Telangana's political arena, the leader has been highlighting the plight of the unemployed emphatically for months - currently, her party organises protests every Tuesday. It has said it will continue to do so till Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao "wakes up" from his "deep slumber of apathy" and addresses the issue of joblessness.