Rao, who was on a two-day long to the erstwhile Adilabad district, extended solidarity to a camp of Joint Action Committee which was staging a protest in demand of the revival of the CCI’s unit, here on the second day on Friday.
Adilabad: Finance and Health Minister T Harish Rao lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for failing to revive a sick unit belonging to Cement Corporation of India (CCI) in Adilabad even as the state government was willing to extend all support to the reopening of the cement manufacturer.
Rao, who was on a two-day long to the erstwhile Adilabad district, extended solidarity to a camp of Joint Action Committee which was staging a protest in demand of the revival of the CCI’s unit, here on the second day on Friday. He was joined by local minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy, MLC Dande Vittal, MLAs Jogu Ramanna and Rathod Bapu Rao.
Harish Rao said that the administration of the BJP was against the interests of all sections of the society. People would revolt against it soon for adopting anti-public policies. Leaders of the party always target the state government over creation of jobs. “In reality, who provided jobs and who did not offer employment opportunities to the jobless?” He asked.
BJP leaders should reply
“Which state has more unemployment? Which state announced notifications for recruitments of various vacant posts? Is the country facing the challenge of unemployment? BJP state President Bandi Sanjay should answer these questions before blaming the State government. He must declare as to how many jobs were created by the Union government so far,” he demanded.
The minister further said that making baseless allegations against did not imply that the Centre has given jobs. “Sanjay should realize whether youth was depressed over poor employability in the country and rate of unemployment has gone up. Leaders of the saffron party have no moral right to utter a single word about creation of employment opportunities by Telangana government which gave paramount importance to provide jobs to the youngsters,” he remarked.
Thousands of jobs vacant in country
Harish Rao cited that the government had filled up 1,32,899 posts lying vacant with police, SCCL, residential educational institutions, electricity, medical departments etc., He stated that it was exercising to take up recruitment of somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 posts soon. He stated the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) found that 5.3 crore persons were jobless in the country.
He claimed that the rate of unemployment in Telangana was three times less than that recorded by the country. Telangana stands at the fourth position among five states that accounted for low unemployment. Ironically, thousands of posts were lying vacant with various departments of the Centre. As many as 15.62 lakh jobs are vacant, as per estimates of the Union government.
For instance, three lakh jobs are vacant with the Indian army alone, while public sector undertaking banks can carry out recruitment of 41,177 posts.
Unprecedented privatisation leaves adverse impact
Harish Rao alleged that the Union government was privatizing many organisations including the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), throwing the lives of thousands out of the gear. He said that Air India was handed over to the Tata group. Due to increased privatization, 2 lakh employees were affected. He wanted the leaders of the BJP to answer to the families of the employees.
The minister further said that not just employees, but candidates belonging to SC, ST and OBC were bearing the brunt of unprecedented privatization. The leaders of the BJP were stalling the process of development, while BJP ruled states were not witnessing growth. He found fault with them for not fulfilling promises made by the Centre at the time of creation of a separate State.
He stated that BJP was duping the public and the jobless by making false statements against the Telangana government. He said that it was trying to prevent the establishment of Centrally-sponsored educational institutions in the state. He urged the public not to be cheated by the publicity.
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