Hyderabad: Congress party leaders in Telangana State have good coordination and are working for the party and for the people of the State, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference here, Azad said it was not uncommon to see those treating politics as a cash crop, change parties in pursuit of money. Azad’s comments on the state of affairs in Telangana Congress come in the wake of periodic upheavals within the party with some leaders demanding a change in Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee leadership.
Azad who paid tributes to Tahsildar Vijaya Reddy who was killed at her office on Monday, called on the State government to take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents. He also took aim at the State government over the continuing TSRTC employees’ strike and alleged that the Chief Minister was deliberately ignoring the demands of the workers. “Though many RTC workers have lost their lives, the Chief Minister is unwilling to implement the assurances he gave the workers in the past,” he said.
Azad, was in the city as part of his party’s nation-wide push to highlight failures of the Narendra Modi led Central government. He said the Prime Minister’s announcement that India will not be joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with ASEAN and other nations in the region, was a result of the pressure brought on the Centre by Congress and its demand that India does not join RCEP.
He said Congress had launched an agitation at 650 locations across the country on BJP government’s failures that include inability to control rising unemployment. The BJP said it will create 10 crore jobs but in the past five years, did not even create 50 lakh jobs. The Centre’s economic policies have pushed India into a severe economic downturn. “As many as 25,000 bank fraud cases accounting for Rs 3 lakh crore were registered under BJP’s watch,” he said.