Revanth says HC verdict on Group-1 exam shameful' for BRS

State govt. suppressed Congress by using Police force when it tried to stage protests

Update: 2023-09-23 19:00 GMT
Telangana state Congress state president A. Revanth Reddy. (DC Image)

HYDERABAD: Accusing Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao of failing to conduct competitive exams from Class 10 to Group-1 exams (preliminary), TPCC chief and MP A. Revanth Reddy on Saturday termed the High Court's verdict to re-conduct the Group-1 exam “a shame to the ruling BRS government.”

In an open letter to the Chief Minister, Revanth Reddy said that since the formation of Telangana, the youth and students had a hope of getting the best education and job opportunities.

“However, the BRS which formed the government failed in conducting the exams for the past nine years. As many as 27 students died by suicide due to mistakes in the evaluation of intermediate papers, starting from the Singareni exams in 2015, the EAMCET paper leakage, the electricity wing recruitment exam paper leak, the Class 10 paper leak and from there the fraud escalated in the TSPSC paper leakage,” he wrote.

 “Even after the government failed to conduct such exams, the government never organised a review meeting or initiated against those who indulged in the illegal activity. Although the Biswal Committee report clearly stated that there are 1.92 lakh jobs vacant in the state, there is no plan to fill those vacancies. Hundreds of youths like Sunil Naik and Bhasha died by suicide in desperation and were brutally treated,” Revanth Reddy alleged.

He said that while the Congress tried to stage protests, the government suppressed them using police force.

Questioning the failure to implement the pre-poll promise of Rs 3,016  unemployment allowance, Revanth said: “The Group-1 (preliminary) examination was once again conducted on June 11 this year without taking proper action on the paper leakage and punishing those responsible for it. Establishing a Biometric system, and providing OMR sheets with hall ticket numbers is the minimum responsibility for conducting Group-I exams, but the government failed… Students approached NSUI, our student wing, to fight for justice on their behalf.”

The TPCC chief stated that the Congress would stand by the Telangana youth and the unemployed. “We have already announced the Youth Declaration for the youth and students. Two lakh jobs will be filled within a year of Congress coming to power. The Congress will provide Rs 4,000 to unemployed youth per month. We will announce the job calendar and fill the jobs transparently, within the stipulated time,” he said.


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