Kishan Says No Going Back On Support For Unemployed In State, Ends Fast
DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent
Hyderabad: Telangana BJP president G. Kishan Reddy on Thursday morning ended his 24-hour hunger strike in support of the state’s unemployed, but said that the BJP will not let up its struggle to fill up vacancies in the government and grant unemployment allowance.
Having a glass of lemon juice offered by Prakash Javadekar, BJP’s election incharge for Telangana, Kishan Reddy said the BJP will "intensify actions to support the unemployed and those cheated by the government, which supervised botched recruitment exams, with as many as 17 question papers."
Kishan Reddy who began his fast at the Dharna Chowk at Indira Park on Wednesday morning, was taken into custody by the police from the protest venue and shifted to the BJP office, where he continued his protest.
Javadekar said the BRS government was scared of the support Kishan Reddy’s protest was receiving and with around 10,000 youth set to join him at Indira Park for the night, forcibly evicted him. "This is just the beginning and KCR is already shaky. The real picture will be revealed in the days to come and the BJP will come to power in Telangana," he said.
Huzurabad MLA Etala Rajendar demanded that the government, at least now, sincerely fill up all the vacancies in the state. "The way in which Kishan Reddy was forcibly removed from Dharna Chowk shows how intolerant to protests the KCR government has become," he said.