Hyderabad, April 16 : The State BJP has demanded that the State government withdraw G.O. No. 177 immediately and asked it as to why the same was not applicable to the ministers. It also demanded that the government pay ex gratia to the bereaved families of victims of unseasonable rains and compensation to the crop loss.
Speaking to the media at State BJP office here on Saturday, the State BJP president, Mr G Kishan Reddy, has alleged that the government issued the G.O to stop the Telangana employees from participating in non-cooperation movements in future. Stating that the government has many laws to initiate action against those who fail to perform duties and indulge in irregularities, he made it clear that the government issued the G.O No. 177 to suppress the Telangana movement.
Recalling the non-cooperation movements during regimes of the then Chief Ministers Brahmananda Reddy and NTR, he said that those governments did not stop salaries of the employees though they participated in non-cooperation movements for more than 50 days. He said that issuing of G.O. No.177 was against the practices of democracy and added that it was not correct to the government to mention the Supreme Court judgment regarding this G.O. He said that the Supreme Court gave judgment in this regard in a personal dispute and it was not correct to imply the same to all.
Mr Kishan Reddy alleged that the government has started imposing power cuts though the water in reservoirs was full and due to this inconvenience the farmers were facing problems heavily. He demanded that the government ensure that the farmers get uninterrupted supply of power to save their crops.
He wondered that the government was planning to organize ‘Praja Patham’ and ‘Rythu Chaitanya Yatralu’ without solving the complaints received during the previous Rachchabanda program. He also demanded that the government complete the Godavari water scheme and Krishna third phase to ensure drinking water to the people who were living in sub-urban areas of the Hyderabad. (NSS)