KCR should be dismissed not the striking RTC employees: JAC

Hyderabad: With the government form in its decision that it will not take back the sacked employees at any cost and would go ahead with its plans for partial privatization of the Road Transport Corporation, the employees’ unions are now gearing up to intensify their agitation from Wednesday.

Passengers getting into the special buses arranged during the TSRTC strike in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: Mohammed Hussain

Chairman of Joint Action Committee of TSRTC, Mr. E. Ashwathama Reddy told that CM of Telangana State, K. Chandrashekhar Rao has never visited the Secretariat, hence, he should be dismissed first and not the RTC employees who did not report to their duty on the first day of the strike.

It is very strange that during the Telangana movement, RTC employees and state NGO’s participated in the strike and made the struggle success.

Passengers seeking for TSRTC buses at MGBS station on Sunday in Hyderabad. Photo: Mohammed Hussain

Reddy further says during Telangana agitation, protests and strikes brought us Telangana statehood. If we follow the same methods, how can it become indiscipline and blackmail?

Mr. KCR had made promises that RTC employees will be treated in good manner but after the TRS came into power, He forgot all those promises. Reddy added.

MGBS station witnessing fewer buses in Hyderabad on Sunday. Photo: Mohammed Hussain

Mohammed Ali Shabbir, former minister told that earlier, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao had a lot of appreciation for RTC employees but now he is neglecting their demands.