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SI test plan generates heat, people may go on warpath

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Hyderabad: The SI recruitment written test scheduled to be held on August 13 and 14 is likely to flare up agitation once again in the Telangana region, which was already rocked with a series of protests for the formation of separation of Telangana State.

As the Chief Minister, Mr N Kiran Kumar Reddy, made it clear that there would be no postponement of written test for SI recruitments and the test would be conducted as per the schedule announced earlier.

The announcement of the Chief Minister evoked widespread protests from all the Telangana organizations and elected representatives from the region, including the ruling party legislators.

The Telangana Rashtra Samithi Chief, Mr K. Chandrasekhara Rao, warned that the Chief Minister would alone be held responsible for the consequences if the SI recruitment test was held without deleting the controversial 14(f) clause of Presidential Order.

Ministers from the Telangana region also questioned the Chief Minister during Saturday’s meeting as to how can the government conduct the examination without deleting 14(f) clause from Presidential Order. They also expressed doubts over the sincerity of the Chief Minister over deletion of 14(f) clause. They also strongly objected to the move to conduct SI recruitment written test without deletion of the clause as it would cause injustice to the Telangana candidates.

A delegation of Telangana TDP legislators also met the Chief Minister on Sunday and demanded postponement of the SI test until removal of 14(f) clause from Presidential Order.

The OU Students’ JAC and other Telangana students’ organizations have also given an ultimatum to the government saying that they would create hurdles to the conduct of written test under any circumstances. Earlier, the OU JAC members had managed to barge into an examination center of Groups text conducted by the APPSC and succeeded to stop the examination. Under the circumstances, the police department will have a challenging task to conduct its recruitment test without hurdles. Besides, the Telangana employees’ unions have already decided to launch strike from August 18.

The TRS MLAs and the TDP rebel MLAs have already submitted their resignations for second time as the Assembly Speaker, Mr Nadendla Manohar, rejected their resignations submitted on July 4. The Telangana TDP legislators have decided to submit their resignations once again after the Speaker returned to the State.

Under the current political developments and possible intensified people’s Telangana agitation, the political analysts feel that “August Impasse” may be created in the State this year too. Earlier too, the State faced political crises in August leading to toppling of elected governments.

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