Telangana IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao today lambasted the parties of the Opposition for their "misinformation campaign" against the TRS government.
Reacting to the recent barrage of accusations that the Opposition has been levelling against the ruling party, for "neglecting" the issues of unemployment and employee rights among other things, Rao announced that he would be releasing an open letter revealing the number of job posts filled under the TRS' six-and-a-half-year rule to debunk the "lies".
"About 14 lakh people found jobs in both the public and the private sectors in the past six years. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is committed to providing employment to the youth and the graduates of the state. We have plenty of proof of this," he said.
"The youth should, therefore, support us for we will bring development and generate employment. In fact, we will fill 50,000 vacant teaching and police posts after the model code of conduct, implemented in the run-up to the upcoming MLC elections, is lifted. Our government will also continue to work for the welfare of the people of the state," the minister added.
He then attacked the TRS' primary rivals, the BJP and the Congress, and accused them of "confusing" and "misleading" the youth with their "misinformation campaigns" on the issue of employment generation.
"The Opposition, which has itself done precious little for the state, is now spreading falsehoods about the work done by our government to provide employment to the people of the state for a few votes. Despite whatever the leaders of the BJP and the Congress may be claiming, so far we have filled 1,32,899 vacant job posts in various government departments. I can even list out the department-specific figures of the same. Senior Congress leaders like K Jana Reddy should be ashamed of their behaviour - they have simply been levelling false charges against us," the TRS leader asserted.
Continuing his attack on Jana Reddy, KTR asked the former why he was "defaming" the very government which had given jobs to "lakhs of people" in the last six years. He also demanded that Jana Reddy come out with the list of jobs filled during the 10-year-long reign of the Congress in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
The minister then urged the Opposition to refrain from "spreading lies."
KTR's outburst follows the acerbic attack launched on him by AICC national spokesperson Dasoju Sravan, who accused him of doctoring employment-related figures
, and of making "misleading statements" regarding job recruitment in Telangana under the TRS regime, yesterday.