TRS today demanded that the Andhra Pradesh Government conduct the recruitment test for sub-Inspectors of Police only after getting the Clause 14 (F) of the Presidential Order of 1975 deleted.
"The Assembly passed an unanimous resolution when this Chief Minister (Kiran Reddy) was Speaker. If they still go ahead with the exam, without getting 14 (F) deleted, what respect does the resolution have?" party President K. Chandrasekhar Rao said here.
The 14 (F) makes Hyderabad a free zone for police recruitment, meaning people from all parts of the state would have equal rights in jobs. Telangana supporters insist that making the city a free zone goes against the interests of Telangana.
They demand that Hyderabad should be a part of Zone VI along with other Telangana districts. The TRS President hit out at the Chief Minister for not leading an all-party delegation to Delhi to get the clause deleted.
The Government, however, asserts that it would protect the interests of Telangana.
Alleging that corruption has taken place in the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project, he reiterated the demand the Government organise an all-party meeting on the issue and distribute the Detailed Project Report to the parties.
Rao took exception to Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy’s reported comments that there is no question of going back over implementing the Metro Rail Project.
The present design of the project affects the livelihood of thousands of people and also demolishes the heritage structures in the city, he alleged.
"The new Chief Minister does not know what Telangana can do. If he accepts the democratic demand, that is fine. Otherwise, we will be ready for a showdown," Rao said.
The TRS President was speaking at a meeting organised in memory of Telangana ideologue K. Jayashankar who died recently.
The fitting tribute to Jayashankar would be realising his dream of separate Telangana, Rao said.
Recalling his association with Jayashankar, who reportedly campaigned for separate Telangana since the 1950s, he praised his commitment to the statehood cause and his thorough knowledge of the decades-long issue.
Suspended TDP leader Nagam Janardhan Reddy called for unity among all those, especially political leaders, fighting for separate Telangana.
K. Swamy Goud, Srinivas Goud and other leaders of various people’s organisations demanded that the Government install Jayashankar’s statue in Hyderabad and other places in Telangana.
Other initiatives, like introducing his life in school books should also be taken, they demanded.(PTI)