HYDERABAD: BJP state president and MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar on Saturday set a Diwali deadline to the state government for issuing employment notifications for filling up all vacant positions across departments. He warned of a Million March of unemployed youth in Hyderabad that could eventually lead to toppling the government.
Sanjay’s walkathon entered its 29th day in Rajanna-Sircilla district on Saturday.
Addressing a public meeting in Ankireddypally village in Tangallapalli mandal, he urged unemployed youth not to take any extreme steps over the delay in employment notifications. He recalled that with hopes of ample employment opportunities in the new state getting dashed, Srikantha Chary, Kistaiah, Yadagiri, Sunil Naik and several unemployed youth had sacrificed their lives.
He said unemployed youth from Bhainsa had joined his padayatra while many had migrated to Gulf countries in search of livelihood.
There are 1.91 lakh job vacancies in the state and around 25 lakh unemployed youth have registered with Telangana State Public Service Commission going by assurances of a government job for each household and unemployment allowance. He criticized the government for removing vidya volunteers and field assistants. Sanjay said that Chandrasekhar Rao had assured Rs 100 crore for Sri Raja Rajeshwara temple in Vemulawada but funds have not been released till date.
Union minister for fisheries Parshottam Rupala, who joined the padayatra, recalled that he had also taken out a walkathon in Gujarat in 1998. People of the country blessed Narendra Modi for two successive terms ruling and people from Telangana would likewise bless Bandi Sanjay in 2023, he said.
Senior leader Vijayashanthi said that the Chief Minister was unable to digest criticism against him and his policies. He was showing his frustration by registering police cases against his critics and sending them to jail.
Party leaders NVSS Prabhakar, Bhanu Prakash, T. Veerender Goud, Lankala Deepak Reddy, Prathani Ramakrishna and others were present.