Hyderabad: Minister from Komatireddy Venkata Reddy on Thursday said that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has assured him that he would postpone the SI recruitment examination in the event of the Centre failing to get Presidential nod before August 13.
Mr Venkata Reddy revealed details about a delegation of Ministers D Sridhar Babu, Basavaraj Saraiah, Sudershan Reddy and himself who called on Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy earlier in the day to seek assurance after the statements of Vijayawada MP Lagadapati Rajagopal and Seemandhra Forum convener S Sailajanath that deletion of Clause 14 F is not possible.
The Minister said that the delegation appealed to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to conduct the examination for recruitment of Sub-Inspector posts only after the deletion of Clause 14 F from the Presidential Order of 1975.
Mr Venkata Reddy warned the Chief Minister of serious consequences if he goes ahead with SIs recruitment without deletion of Clause 14 F.
Responding to the High Command seeking two months for resolving the Telangana issue, the Minister said that MP K Kesava Rao should at least now open his eyes instead of consulting them by staying in New Delhi.
Mr Venkata Reddy said that he would submit his resignation to Governor ESL Narasimhan if the Centre’s decision on Telangana comes unfavourably.
He also lashed out PCC president Botsa Satyanarayana for changing his stand and indulging in double speak on Telangana after becoming Pradesh Congress Committee president.
Expressing solidarity to the employees’ general strike on August 17, the Minister criticised the rumours that the state government for threatening to invoke ESMA on the employees to water down the agitation for statehood.
“If the government adopts `No Work No Pay’ rule, Re 1 each will be collected from the four crore people of the region and used to feed the employees,” Mr Venkata Reddy said.
Responding to statement of Seemandhra leaders that Hyderabad has been developed with their investments, the Minister said that except establishing hotels, they have not developed state capital.(INN)