Hyderabad: Telangana Legislator Toorpu Jayaprakash Reddy on Thursday announced that he has decided to go on hunger strike from Friday at Sangareddy to demand the state government for deletion of Clause 14 F from the Presidential Order of 1975.
Mr Jayaprakash Reddy told media persons at the Secretariat that he was forced to take this step to safeguard the interests of Telangana candidates who had applied for the Sub-Inspector’s posts.
The Sub-Inspectors’ recruitment exam has been scheduled for August 13 and 14.
Mr Jayaprakash Reddy had earlier appealed to Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy to take steps for scrapping the said Clause.
The MLA from Sangareddy, who embraced the Congress party in 2009, had told journalists on Wednesday that he had appealed to Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy to concede to the demand of scrapping the cited Clause since this has been gaining momentum in the region.
The contentious Clause permits candidates from all the three regions to apply for jobs in the police department in Hyderabad which is currently a ‘Free Zone’.
Incidentally, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had told Mr Kiran Kumar Reddy earlier in the day that the file related to deletion of the controversial clause has been sent to the Prime Minister’s Office for clearance. (INN)