Rahul moved by tearful stories of Osmania students


Rahul Gandhi is disappointed with what is happening in the state of Telangana. He is worried that the Congress objective of according statehood to Telangana ie an inclusive Telangana, is being subverted and the state is slipping into a dictatorial model like the one at the centre. He told this a large contingent of Students from Osmania University who called on him to invite him to address a public meeting in the campus.

Family rule or caste rule would spell disaster to the society, the AICC vice-president cautioned alluding to the KCR’s family grip over Telangana government.

Rahul accepted their invite to pay a visit to  Osmania university and address a public of the Student JAC  in the campus. About 50 students of JAC, accompanied by  PCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy and working president Bhatt Vikramarkha Mallu, MLAs DK Aruna and Sampath Kumare met him in 10, Jan Path in New Delhi. According Bhatti, the public meeting is expected in the last week of August and date would be finalized later.

Rahul reportedly moved by the narratives of  students leaders, who said they were  jettisoned and ditched by the TRS government  just because they come from lower castes and demanded starting of job recruitment.

” We spent the hard-earned money our parents sent us to finish education on the Telangana movement with the hope that separate state would meet our aspiration of employment and well being  by filling the vacancies. Now we lost money, education and precious time of life. And there are no jobs. Our parents are a dejected lot. The students  of traditional universities are largely from social and economic weaker section. The TRS government has created  a situation where we are compelled lead another movement with objective of social justice,” is what the students told Rahul and he shared their sentiments.

“The students said the same state for which we sacrificed everything by braving lathis, tear gas, arrests and firing, is nor employing the same brutality when we ask for job,” they said.

Rahul extended support to the second Telangana movement, which students are planning, to reorient the TS towards social justice and equitable distribution of resources.

Rahul sees Telangana as a ray of hope because it is the only state in India, where Congress is still in good shape and where there is scope for bouncing back to power if worked hard. Rahul readily agreed to pay a visit to Telangana for two days towards end of the month.




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