Industries minister KT Rama Rao. (Photo:Twitter)
HYDERABAD: The Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) has decided to counter the BJP's protests in the wake of the 14-day judicial remand of the party state unit president Bandi Sanjay Kumar over the issue of GO 317 on transfer of employees and teachers based on the new zonal system.
The TRS leadership asked leaders and cadres to campaign aggressively that the transfers were being undertaken only to identify vacancies in all the districts and to issue fresh job notifications to provide government jobs to locals.
It asked them to expose the BJP's 'dual standards' of demanding job notifications on one hand and blocking job notifications on the other, by obstructing transfers to identify vacancies.
The TRS asked ministers, party MLAs, MLCs, MPs and other senior leaders to conduct press conferences holding Centre's Covid norms responsible for denying permission to rallies and protests in the state which forced the police to arrest Sanjay Kumar. The party wants to
project the BJP leaders violating Covid norms being enforced in the state on the instructions of the BJP-led government at the Centre, according to sources.
Party sources said TRS working president and IT minister K. T. Rama Rao on Monday held a teleconference with ministers, a few MLAs and other leaders on instructions of party president and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to convey the party's strategy to be adopted in the wake of Sanjay's arrest and BJP's protests on GO 317.
Rama Rao told them that the BJP was trying to make an issue out of a non-issue like GO 317 stating that the transfers process went on smoothly across the state and that there was no resistance from majority employees and teachers on transfers.
"All major employees and teachers unions expressed support in writing to GO 317 on transfers. Out of total 4 lakh employees and teachers in Telangana, only 40,000 were transferred to their local cadres and districts as per new zonal system, which amounts to just 10 per cent.
Where is the question of the majority of employees and teachers opposing transfers as being claimed by the BJP? Tell these facts to people and expose the BJP's false propaganda on transfers," Rama Rao is learnt to have said.
He told party leaders that the BJP-government at the Centre had been writing to all state governments every day to enforce Covid norms strictly in the wake of rising cases but their own party leaders in Telangana were violating them and trying to hold protests.