Local journalists started a relay hunger strike on Thursday against the District Collector canceling the flats allotted to journalists at the Centre. Their initiation reached the second day. In protest against the notice given by Collector Bhavesh Mishra that the houses built by journalists will be demolished and the places recovered, the journalists started the initiation. Opposition parties and public associations are supporting their initiative. In the year 2013, 47 senior journalists working in the Bhupalappalli constituency were granted house certificates by the then Government Vice President Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy. Journalists in the district center are protesting against the notices issued by the District Collector Bhavesh Mishra canceling those titles.
BSP party president Dudapaka Suman, party leaders, YSRCP president Appakishan, tradesmen’s association president Eega Ravikiran, Aam Aadmi Party district in-charge Nagula Aravind, social activist Nagavelli Raja Lingamurthy participated in supporting the journalists. On this occasion, the party leaders said that CM KCR had promised in many meetings that the Telangana government would build concrete houses for the journalists who breathed life into the Telangana movement.
The journalists, who played a vital role in the movement, were not given new houses, and instead of that, their old assigned lands were taken back. Even now, the notices given by the District Collector should be canceled immediately and they should see to it that they build houses on the land allotted to the journalists. Otherwise, they warned the Telangana government that they will join hands with the journalists and start a large-scale agitation.
Later, the journalists said that taking the house plots given to them in the united state of Andhra Pradesh is very bad. They said that it is a heinous act that the Telangana government not only ignores and forgets the journalists but also takes the allotted places even though they have played a vital role in the Telangana movement by being the intermediary between the government and the people. “Even now, MLA Gandra Venkata Ramana Reddy has taken our problem to the attention of the government and asked us to give our house plots to us as usual and cancel the notices given by the collector immediately, saying so, they warned that the movement will be intensified