YCP rule can't book cases against 1.5 crore youth

Lokesh: TDP will hold 'Nirudyoga Garjana' soon

YCP fan a 'suicide trap' for jobless aspirants

A fearless struggle needed against faction regime

YCP rule can't book cases against 1.5 crore youth

AP held its head high under TDP, bowing down under Jagan

Other States surprised at clever AP people electing a Tughlaq

AMARAVATI (prajaamaravati): TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Thursday demanded Chief Minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy to issue a 'new job calendar' with genuine notifications to fill 2.30 lakh Government jobs in accordance with his grand promise made to the youth of AP at the time of the 2019 election.

Mr. Lokesh urged the jobless youth not to be afraid of the false cases and fake threats from the ruling YSRCP leaders. Instead, they should wage a united and fearless struggle in order to counter the factionist tactics of the Jagan Reddy regime. The TDP would hold a 'Nirudyoga Garjana' soon along with youth. Because of the J-tax burdens, not even one private company dared to come to Andhra Pradesh in the past two years.

Addressing a meeting held on the CM's 'Jaadu Calendar' (fake calendar) here, Mr. Nara Lokesh recalled how the YCP regime was making fake arrests of the TDP leaders since it came to power. Atchannaidu, Dhulipalla Narendra, BC Janardhan Reddy, Kollu Ravindra and others were sent to jail. But still they were fighting relentlessly without any fear. Likewise, the youth should also carry forward their struggle with courage and without losing heart.

Mr. Lokesh said that before the elections, Mr. Jagan Reddy campaigned in nook and corner of the State showing his party 'fan' symbol but now the same fan turned useful for the despaired youth only to hang themselves for lack of jobs. The CM demanded the previous TDP rule to give unemployment allowance to 1.5 crore youth. Later, he has forgotten to create as many jobs for them. On the other hand, false publicity was launched that 6 lakh jobs were created in the YCP two years rule.

Decrying the Government's 'oppressive policies', Mr. Nara Lokesh asked whether the YCP would dare to book false cases against all those lakhs of youth if they waged a united battle. The TDP focused on development and created national level records by laying CC roads for over 25,000 kms. A Union Minister expressed surprise at AP's feat at that time. The State inspired pride and held its head high. Now, AP had to bow down its head in shame. People from other States were expressing surprise how the AP voters, who were known for their cleverness, could elect a Tughlaq as their Chief Minister.

Mr. Lokesh said that lakhs of job aspirants across the State took loans and joined coaching classes believing that Mr. Jagan Reddy would issue notifications for filling 2.30 lakh Government jobs. Eventually, all their hopes lay shattered as the CM released just a deceitful job calendar with just 10,000 jobs. This was also 2 years after coming to power. CM Jagan's jobs were reminding youth of actor Brahmanandam's joke in a film in which he gives one rupee and asks the beggar to celebrate a festival. What festival could be celebrated with Jagan's just 36 jobs in Group 1 and 2 recruitment?

Expressing concern over the plight of youth, Mr. Lokesh said that after spending huge amounts on coaching, the job aspirants were not able to return home and show their faces to their parents. Over 300 youth took their own lives for not being able to get a decent job. As per the studies of the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), AP stood in fourth place in unemployment in the country and top in south India with its unemployment rate standing at 38 percent.

The TDP MLC termed it as tragic that Nagendra Prasad belonging to Gopalanagaram in the Kurnool district committed suicide after losing all hope of getting a Government teacher post. His mother Jayalakshmamma's only plea was that no other mother should suffer a similar loss like hers. She toiled hard to pay for the education of her son who was now no more. The present rulers should realise their mistakes and immediately release a new job calendar with 2.3 lakh jobs.

Mr. Lokesh demanded that the CM should fulfill his promise to fill 6,500 SC and constable jobs every year. Over 2,000 Group 1 and 2 jobs should be given. A mega DSC notification should be released for filling 25,000 teacher vacancies. A drive should be taken up to fill 20,000 jobs in the engineering wings of different departments and 740 revenue posts through the APPSC. Over Rs. 25 lakh ex gratia should be paid to the families of the jobless youth who committed suicides. The CM's Yuva Nestam benefit of Rs. 2,000 unemployment allowance should be released.

Mr. Lokesh referred to his June 28 letter to the Chief Minister and threatened to intensify the agitation along with lakhs of youth if the Government would not give notification for 2.3 lakh jobs within the one-month deadline.