Hyderabad: TSRTC employees JAC Convenor Ashwathama Reddy today said that the strike is to protect the RTC and job security of its employees.
He was addressing a meeting of ‘Sakala Janula Samarabheri’ at Sundaraiah Vignan Kendra here, attended by all parties leaders—TDP’s L Ramana, Congress V Hanmanth Rao, Ponnala Lalshmaiah and others.
Reddy expressed displeasure at the TRS Government for denying them water, funds and Jobs which are key factors for achieving statehood for Telangana.
State bandh on October 19 will be successful as employees unions, electricity staff, advocates and others are supporting, he said. He appealed to the people, business men, traders, petrol bunks, vegetable sellers and all sections to support the same and RTC strike for merger, salary hike and other demands.
Ashwathama Reddy slammed Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for ignoring court direction to hold talks with them. ‘Though we are ready for talks, the KCR Government is adopting a dictatorial attitude on strike’ he deplored. The government is complicating the issue by not coming for talks, he said. He also accused KCR regime of not heeding the advice of Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to hold talks to resolve RTC crisis.
The people will revolt against the government if they are forced to put up with the continuous inconvenience, he warned.