Leaders of the Andhra Pradesh Teachers Federation (APTF) met TDP national general secretary, Nara Lokesh during his padayatra on Sunday and explained their problems. They wanted a fixed policy for the transfer of teachers and also payment of their salaries on the first of every month.
Responding to their problems, Lokesh promised to solve all their problems once the TDP forms government and also create a friendly atmosphere in which they can discharge their duties in a free and fair manner. Expressing serious concern over the teachers being drafted for duties like security guards before liquor shops, Lokesh assured them that better facilities will be provided to the community.
Lokesh felt that inefficient administration and poor knowledge of the issues concerned, such situations arise and Jagan was taking a rest at Tadepalli palace when the floods lashed the area. The causeway across the Swarnamukhi river too got damaged due to the floods and till now no remedial measures have been initiated, he felt. He promised to take up the causeway works soon after the TDP comes back to power.
Interacting with representatives of the Backward Classes (BC) community Lokesh said that funds will be allocated to the community as per the population ratio when the TDP forms the government. Lokesh told the community representatives that it is the TDP that is fighting with the Centre for the census of BCs.
Lokesh mentioned that it was the Late NT Rama Rao, who created 20 percent reservations for BCs in local bodies which was later increased to 34 percent by Chandrababu Naidu. But Jagan brought it down to 24 percent.