Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], April 15 (ANI): YS Sharmila, sister of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, on Thursday was taken into police custody as she breached the time allotted for her sit-in hunger strike at Dharna Chowk in Hyderabad demanding the Telangana government to release the job notifications immediately in the state.
Though initially, Sharmila had allegedly requested to grand a three-day permission to hold the hunger strike, the police had issued permission for only one day (April 15) from 10 am to 5 pm. As she tried to sit on strike breaching that time limit, she was taken into custody at Begumpet Women's Police Station, Hyderabad.
The hunger strike was attended by YS Vijayamma, mother of Sharmila and various followers from across the state in support of her hunger strike.
Sharmila said that Sunil Naik allegedly died by suicide because notification for jobs has not been issued to date. "Is it necessary for one member of the family to commit suicide so that the other member of the family gets a job?" she asked.
B Sunil Naik, 28, had allegedly died by suicide a week ago after reportedly being depressed by the government's failure to release notifications for the filling up of government job vacancies.
She said that she would announce her party name and release the flag on July 8 adding that that on the same day, she would announce the date of her 'Pada Yatra'.
She said that she does not need any permission from anyone to conduct Padayatra.
Prasunamba, a supporter of YS Sharmila said, "Telangana is currently facing a lot of problems especially in the education system and employment creation. The government is not even trying to solve the existing problems. So, In order to find solutions to the problems that the Telangana state is currently facing, we are supporting YS Sharmila."
Another supporter Sravanthi said, "Telangana government has not issued any notification for Group 1 since they came into power. To issue the notification, there must be TSPSC Committee with a chairperson. There is no Chairperson for TSPSC in the state."
"After knowing the ground reality about the unemployment and many other issues in the state, Sharmila has decided to set up her party here in Telangana and we will stand in support of her," she added. (ANI)