Post Date: Post Date – 11:30pm, Tuesday – November 8th
Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal to visit Telangana on November 12 to dedicate the Ramagondan Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited (RFCL) plant to the country is becoming a major event. question, some organizations questioned the real purpose of his visit.
They demanded that he fulfill his promise to the people of Telangana and clear pending bills related to the state before he enters Telangana.
It has been nearly 20 months since the commercial operation of the RFCL plant in March 2021. But the prime minister chose to dedicate it to the nation on November 12, prompting questions from organisations.
The groups opposed the prime minister’s visit, decided to block it, and called for a “Modi back” campaign.
The CPI opposes the prime minister’s visit and has vowed to obstruct it as the BJP government fails to deliver on its commitments made under the Andhra Pradesh Restructuring Act. Chinese State Secretary Kunamneni Sambsiva Rao said Modi’s trip to Telangana appeared to be planned out of bad faith.
Student groups echoing similar sentiments and pledging to block access have also expressed anger over the proposed visit. Rising unemployment has left students in limbo as they demand the Prime Minister deliver on his promise to provide 20 million jobs a year.
The Telangana University Student Joint Action Committee accused the BJP of trying to control the states by abusing the governor’s agency and accused the party of influencing Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to not approve the Telangana University Common Recruitment Committee bill passed by the state assembly. They asked the center to recall the governor for failing to approve the bill and depriving university students of employment opportunities.
Singareni and the union of employees and workers in the power sector want the centre to withdraw the proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill which is not in the interests of the people of Telangana.
New Galini workers also want the Centre to approve proposed revisions to coal workers’ wages. They oppose coal blocks, the privatization of public sector companies, and a new labor code. In addition to flying the black flag, workers will hold protests across the state on Nov. 12.
Telangana Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (TMRPS) joined these groups in seeking the BJP government to complete the pre-determined caste classification and approve increased reservations for SCs.
TMRPS state president Vangapalli Srinivas Madiga demanded that the prime minister has no moral right to intervene in Telangana without satisfying the wishes of the people of the state.