YSR hears grievances, wins people’s hearts
Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy’s public meeting here on Sunday turned out to be a platform where some people were able to get a positive response from him.
When Reddy, who addressed a public meting after laying the foundation for the Link VII of Dr BR Ambedkar Pranahitha Chevella Sujala Sravanthi here, found some people were desperate to talk with him. He invited them on to the dais and gave them a patient hearing and, in some cases, gave instant instructions to officials.
When he called upon a young woman to come near him and give vent to her problems, she explained that since she was appearing for the final examination she was not qualified to take the DSC examination. The chief minister replied that if she was able to produce a copy of the hall-ticket, she would not face any problem.
Very much pleased with the chief minister solving her problem on the spot, she thanked him and drew a Bibilical parallel. ``Like Esther meeting the King, You are generous enough to give an audience to me. May Lord shower his choicest blessings on you,’’ she said.
When a group of Muslim youths with banners and placards written in Urdu were trying to say something to the chief minister, local MLA and Minister for Power Mohammed Ali Shabbir shouted at them and asked them to keep quiet. But Reddy invited the youth on to the dais. They explained that in the notification of the DSC, Nizamabad district got a raw deal.
“We have about 400 vacant Urdu, Hindi and language teacher posts in the district. But the DSC notification showed only 17. We want justice,’’ the Muslim youths pleaded with the chief mInister. Reddy assured them that he would ask the officials look into the matter and do justice.