Hundreds of students, who were part of the Telangana movement, joined the Congress party on Wednesday in the presence of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) president N. Uttam Kumar Reddy, AICC Telangana in-charge Secretary R.C. Khuntia and AICC SC Cell chairman Koppula Raju.
Mr. Uttam Kumar Reddy said Telangana became a reality due to the struggle and sacrifices of students and youth but their desires with regard to employment and a democratic Telangana were not fulfilled due to the ‘autocratic rule’ of the TRS Government.
Mr. Reddy said Congress president Sonia Gandhi was moved by the sacrifices of students and youngsters for a separate State and she took the decision to see them happy despite knowing that the party would suffer in Seemandhra. “It was time to pay for her bold decision defeating the TRS in the next elections,” he said.
He said when the then united Andhra Pradesh government wanted to take up recruitment drives, students’ JAC rejected it and insisted only on separate Telangana. But Chief Minister K. Chandrasehkhar Rao deceived them and shattered all their dreams extracting benefits only for his family members. Once the party comes to power in 2019, the Congress would create more employment apart from filling up all the vacancies and it would strive to give Rs. 3,000 monthly allowance for the unemployed youth.