Congress backs Kondandaram on ‘Fight for Jobs’

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TJAC chairman M. Kodandaram visited the Gandhi Bhavan on Friday seeking the support of the Congress party for the ‘Koluvulakai Kotlata’ program being organized on December 4 by TJAC demanding filling up the vacancies in the government sector.

He met Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy and sought support for the program as the TRS government was not keeping its promise of filling up the vacancies made during the Telangana agitation.

Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Shabbir Ali, TPCC working president Bhatti Vikramarka, former MP Ponnam Prabhakar and Telangana Youth Congress president M. Anil Kumar Yadav were among present in the meeting.

Later speaking to the media, Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy said the party was extending total support to the programme as it wants to pay respects to the youth who sacrificed their lives for Telangana and students who participated in the movement at the cost of their education. He reminded that TRS came to power on the promise of providing one job for each family but even after three-and-a-half years, government failed to honour it.

Mr. Reddy pointed out that after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh 5,23,673 jobs came to Telangana State and of them 3,15,849 staff were working with different departments. Therefore, there were 2,53,826 vacancies and adding to the numbers was the retirement of 46,000 employees during the last three years. Further, nearly 50,000 posts are vacant in different corporations.

The TPCC chief reminded that the Chief Minister had made a promise in the Assembly in 2014 to fill 1,07,744 posts in one year. But, the government has filled not more than 16,000 jobs in the last three years, he alleged and accused the Chief Minister of deliberately delaying the recruitments. “CM is more focussed on event management, than governance.”

Mr. Kodandaram thanked the Congress party for extending support to ‘Koluvulakai Kotlata’ and invited Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy and other leaders to participate in the programme.

He charged the government with suppressing all the agitations and pointed out that permission for the proposed meeting was given only after the intervention of High Court.

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