What about 2 crore jobs BJP, ask TRS legislators

TRS legislators question saffron party’s failure in fulfilling poll promise; deplore mudslinging, hate politics being practiced by it

By   |  Published: 26th Feb 2021  10:38 pm
Government Whip Balka Suman, along with TRS leaders, addressing the media in Hyderabad on Friday.

Hyderabad: TRS legislators on Friday questioned the BJP for its failure to fulfill its electoral promise of providing 2 crore jobs per year and demanded release of a white paper in this regard.

Addressing the media, they pointed out that the TRS had released the list of jobs provided by the State government over the last six years. “But, instead of showing their love and commitment towards people of Telangana by taking up the State’s issues with the Centre, the BJP State leaders were only indulging in mudslinging and hate politics,” they said.

“From June 2016 to June 2020, the Telangana government has filled 29,960 government jobs through Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC) alone. But the BJP-ruled States such as Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Gujarat have provided only 19,786 government jobs, 14,793 jobs, 4,548 jobs and 8,954 jobs respectively during the same period among the large States. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi is openly stating that his government will disinvest in public sector companies, what moral right do the BJP State leaders have to question the TRS on government jobs?” Government Whip Balka Suman questioned.

However, the BJP evaded answering to the questions raised by the TRS on the promise of 2 crore jobs per year and continued to blame the TRS for not giving government jobs to youth of Telangana State. BJP national vice president and former Minister DK Aruna said rather than filling the vacancies, the TRS government had only regularised a few contract jobs in various government departments. She alleged that while the TSPSC had claimed to have filled only 32,000 jobs in various departments, TRS working president and Minister KT Rama Rao was stating that 1.32 lakh jobs were provioded. “Who is speaking the truth? The TRS should be defeated in the MLC elections and taught a lesson,” she said.

In a dramatic development, AICC spokesperson Sravan Dasoju along with a few other Congress leaders arrived at Telangana Martyrs Memorial in Gun Park on Friday seeking for an open debate with Minister KT Rama Rao. He said about 1.5 lakh jobs were provided in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh during the previous Congress regime, while the number of vacancies in the government departments has gone up from 1.07 lakh to 1.91 lakh since the State formation. He alleged that the TRS government had issued a fabricated statement over filling government vacancies.

While all the political parties are coming up with different arguments, the ruling TRS has gained an upperhand over others following the open challenge thrown by KT Rama Rao on Thursday. He added a new twist to the ongoing debate by questioning the BJP leaders over their silence on the Centre’s failure to keep up its electoral promise of 2 crore jobs per year.

In a tweet on Friday, Rama Rao said, “Now we await with bated breath to hear from our BJP colleagues on the details of the 12 Crore jobs created (2 Crore Jobs per year as promised) (sic).”

He was referring to the electoral promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other BJP leaders to provide 2 crore jobs per year after the BJP-led NDA government comes to power during the 2014 General Elections.

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