HYDERABAD: In solidarity with the TSRTC employees, students took out a ‘Shava Yatra’ or mock funeral of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
As a precautionary measure, the police tried to block them and prevented the students from taking out the rally but the students under the aegis of Osmania University Joint Action Committee (OUJAC) , managed to place the portrait of KCR on the ‘pade.’
Carrying the effigy of the CM on their shoulders, the protesting students in the video can be heard raising slogans like ‘Abhi Abhi Kya Khua KCR Marr Gaya’.
With funeral cries, they eventually burnt effigy in front of the Arts College to press the employees’ demands.
“The CM has failed to fulfil the election promises he made to his supporters. We stand in solidarity with the RTC workers who fought for Telangana,” said a protesting student to The New Indian Express.
As the strike entered the 12th day, hundreds of TSRTC’s striking employees tonsured their heads as a form of protest.
Nearly 50,000 employees are on strike since 5th October midnight to press for their list of 26 demands including merger of TSRTC with the government.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, not only ruled out merger but also refused to hold any talks with the striking employees.
TSRTC bus services carry more than a crore commuters every day.
TSRTC authorities were running partial services by deploying hired buses and temporary drivers.