All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Dr. Dasoju Sravan has alleged that the leaders of TNGOs and TGOs seem have sold out the interest of employees by meeting Chief Minister K. Chandrahshekhar Rao at a time when nearly 50,000 RTC workers were on streets protesting against their illegal dismissal and resolution of their demands.
Addressing a press conference at Huzurnagar on Friday, Sravan asked the TNGOs and NGOs leaders to explain the reasons behind displaying urgency in meeting the Chief Minister. He said that the State Government did not implement the Pay Revision Commission nor provided any facilities to the employees. The promise of extending the retirement age to 61 years also remained unfulfilled. In such a situation, their meeting with the CM only shows that either they were sold out or accepted slavery of KCR.
Sravan also accused the Chief Minister of attempting to divide the employees’ unions. He said ‘Divide & Rule’ has become the favourite policy of KCR. He also condemned the Warangal incident wherein an Assistant Commissioner of Police Narsing Rao misbehaved with the women conductors who were staging a protest. Demanding his immediately dismissal, he asked DGP Mahender Reddy whether the behaviour of a few policemen with women conductors falls into category of ‘people’s friendly policing’ which Telangana Police boasts of.
The AICC Spokesperson urged the Communist Party of India (CPI) to withdraw its support to TRS in the forthcoming Huzurnagar bye-elections. He said it was surprising that the CPI, which has a history of backing agitations for workers’ rights, was supporting the TRS Government which illegally sacked nearly 50,000 RTC employees. He reminded that the CPI had backed the Congress party during Assembly elections held in December 2018. He asked CPI to explains that achievements of TRS Government in the last 9 months which prompted it to support KCR’s party. He advised CPI Secretary Chada Venkat Reddy not to make an attempt to sail on two boats as it might prove fatal.
Sravan alleged that the TRS Government was trying to privatise RTC so as to acquire its assets of nearly Rs. 75,000 crore. He said that the corporation owns landed properties at prime locations across Telangana State where bus depots and stations are located. He alleged that KCR wants to takeover those properties to give it to his family members, friends and party leaders.