An auto driver attempted self immolation in front of Telangana CM KCR's official residence "Pragathi Bhavan" in Begumpet, Hyderabad,
today morning, September 18, 2020, Friday.
The incident created tension at Pragathi Bhavan. Last week, another person attempted self immolation in front of Ravindra Bharathi, adjacent to Legislative Assembly, when Assembly session was going on.
The auto driver poured kerosene on himself and tried to burn himself. CM security personnel immediately poured water on him and saved him.
The auto driver said that he made self immolation bid in 2010 in front of Legislative Assembly demanding statehood for Telangana.
The auto driver said after the formation of Telangana State, he expected CM KCR to grant him a house but KCR did not nothing and for this reason he tried to self immolate himself.
Last week, the person who attempted self immolation at Ravindra Bharathi died a day later at Osmania Hospital, after he sustain 70% severe burn injuries. He was identified as Nagulu.
Nagulu was unemployed and he said he did not get any job after formation of Telangana State and for that reason he took this extreme step.
Telangana witnessed self immolation by students and other during Telangana statehood agitation between 2009 and 2013, to bring pressure on Centre to create separate Telangana State.
Ironically, Telangana continues to witness spate of suicides even after formation of state due to unemployment and poverty.
It's high time KCR realises the ground reality in Telangana and focus on providing jobs and livelihood to Telagana people instead of wasting huge public money on non priority things like constructing a palace like Pragathi Bhavan for himself, demolishing Old Secretariat and construct a new Secretariat in its place by spending over Rs 500 crore.