Hyderabad: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan has decided to hold a massive rally in support of construction labourers in Visakhapatnam on November 3. The political affairs committee of the party headed by Pawan held a meeting in its central office on Sunday. There was a discussion on various issues that prevail in the Telugu states. The party decided to start a political battle on the failures of the YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh.

Jana Sena expressed concerns about the scarcity of sand in Andhra Pradesh. The members of the political affairs committee felt that due to the government’s failure in supplying adequate sand, lakhs of construction labourers have become jobless. The labourers’ families are facing severe starvation due to the inaction and listlessness of the government, the members opined in the meeting.

The local leaders of the party will decide the place and duration of the rally. This would become the first protest of Jana Sena after YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government took reins of the state.

The meeting also condemned the YSRC government’s decision to terminate the contract and outsourcing employees in the state. “Telangana government discontinued 48 thousand RTC employees. However, Andhra Pradesh government decided to terminate 2.5 lakh contract and outsourcing employees, which is five times bigger than the neighbouring state,” commented the committee. Jana Sena felt that it is not the right decision to discontinue a large number of employees when they are asking for regularisation.

Further, the committee held discussions on the performance of the YSRC government, power crisis, false cases on Jana Sena cadre, and delay in the abolition of the Contributory Pension Scheme of government employees. It also discussed the 16 days strike of Telangana RTC employees.

The political affairs committee members included Nadendla Manohar, Thota Chandrasekhar, Rapaka Varaprasad (MLA), and Kandula Durgesh attended the meeting.

Durga Ramesh

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