Leaders of the Opposition have been slamming the Telangana government
for the death of an unemployed youth from Warangal, B Sunil Naik, who passed away today after he consumed poison.
The youngster reportedly took the extreme step as he was depressed by the government's failure to release notifications for the filling up of government job vacancies.
It seems that the outrage over the incident is not likely to die down any time soon as many continue to flay the government for its "negligence".
In a statement, CLP leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka today urged the unemployed youth of the state not to commit suicide over the non-fulfilment of their demands, and encouraged them to fight against the TRS regime for jobs.
The leader then asked the ruling party to ensure that no more unemployed youth were driven to suicide in the state due to the lack of employment opportunities.
He demanded that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao release a calendar detailing the schedule for the filling of all the vacant government posts and take steps for the implementation of the same. He also demanded that the maximum age limit for recruitments for the same be pushed up so as to benefit a greater number of unemployed youngsters.
Vikramarka termed Sunil's death as unfortunate and added that the incident had caused him much pain.
"Even though KCR has been able to achieve his current post due to the sacrifices of hundreds of unemployed youth, he has not done anything to ensure their welfare. In fact, contrary to the claims of the TRS regime, the recruitment process in Telangana is currently not even being carried out. The recently released PRC pegs the total number of government job vacancies at 1.91 lakh. The government however expects people to rejoice when it announces that it will fill a mere 50,000 posts," he fumed.
In a separate expression of dissatisfaction, several activists of the NSUI, the student wing of the Congress, today held a 'rasta rok' (road blockade) program in front of the Municipal Corporation office in Godavarikhani. The demonstration was held to protest against Sunil's death.
The activists burnt effigies of leaders of the state and union governments on the occasion. NSUI state president Balmuri Venkat also took part in the program.
Speaking to the gathering, he alleged that Sunil had lost his life due to the failure of the state and union governments in filling vacant government job posts.
Venkat also said that Sunil's suicide letter (a video the latter had recoded) proved that the death was definitely a "state-sponsored murder".
Expressing his anger at the Centre and the state government, he assured the unemployed youth of Telangana that the NSUI would fight by their side to solve their problems.