TJS chief M Kodandaram today said that his party would continue to fight for the people of Telangana till all their problems were addressed by the state government.
Speaking at a 48-hour-long protest at Dharna Chowk against the TRS government's decision to implement the Centre's three farm Acts, and its alleged apathy towards the teachers of the state, he said that it was unfortunate that the state government, instead of addressing the issues and grievances of the people of the state, continually repressed their voices.
"The TRS government has failed to prioritise the welfare of the people of the state. Its reign has been characterised by an undemocratic repression of all dissenting voices - it does not even allow people to organise protest programs, and has been continuously obstructing any demonstrations planned to draw attention to the problems being faced by the state's farmers, private teachers and unemployed youth," the TJS leader said.
He also accused the government of having failed to take any concrete steps to help the disadvantaged sections of Telangana.
"The TRS has been unable to implement a system to provide an unemployment wage to the people of the state even after six years in power. It has also precipitated an agrarian crisis in the state," he said.
"The TJS will continue to fight against the ruling party's apathetic attitude towards the people till it resolves all their problems," he vowed.
Kodandaram had himself faced issues in trying to organise the 48-hour-long protest as the police had initially refused to grant him permission to hold the dharna.
Telangana TDP president L Ramana, and various CPI and CPM leaders expressed their solidarity with Kodandaram through their participation in his dharna.
The TJS has always been vocal about its criticism of the TRS government. It recently participated in a protest organised by several teachers' unions
, including the Joint Action Committee of Teachers Organisations, against the government's "ill treatment" of the teachers in the state.