Khammam: Opposition parties in the State were stooping so low that they were even trying to gain political mileage from the death of individuals, Sathupalli MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah said.
He condemned the efforts by some political parties that were trying to politicise the death of unemployed youth, S Nageshwar Rao, of Gangadevipadu village in Penuballi mandal in the district. The youth allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on July 14. He was said to have been deceived by a middleman who collected Rs 5.5 lakh from him but failed to offer the youth a job as promised.
Veeraiah on Sunday called on the deceased youth’s family members, consoled them and extended financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh to his parents. Speaking to the media, he said Nageshwar Rao was upset as he lost money and was not able to get the job. Saying that the youth’s death was tragic, the MLA assured that steps would be taken to severely punish the fraudsters who took the money and cheated the youth. Police should take action against the person who was behind the incident, he said.
Veeraiah said it was not right for opposition parties to blame the government for Nageswar Rao’s suicide. “Opposition parties should be responsible and abstain from inciting such suicides,” he said.
“The governance in Telangana is transparent. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has taken special steps to provide job opportunities to unemployed youth. The TRS government is credited with filling 1,31,109 government jobs as of December 31, 2020,” the MLA noted.
All parties should act responsibly to reassure the unemployed and not to play with their lives with provocative politics, Veeraiah said.