TSRTC employee unions' JAC leader Ashwatthama Reddy today said that the call of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao to the striking workers to return to their duties without any condition was aimed at creating new problems.
Reddy urged the employees to not respond to the call, and said that it was most likely aimed at influencing the High Court and the advocates in the State.
He said that it was unfortunate that the Chief Minister did not intend to hold talks with the employees despite the fact that several workers had committing suicides demanding the fulfillment of their demands, and was now asking the workers to return to work without solving a single problem.
He made it clear that the JAC would continue the agitation till the employees' demands were met. He also said that nobody had the powers to remove the employees from their jobs.
He added that the JAC was postponing the road blockade program scheduled for November 5, keeping in view the judicial exams.
Meanwhile, a Keshava Krishna, an Assistant Depot Manager at the Uppal depot, rejoined duty in the wake of KCR's appeal to the RTC employees to rejoin work by November 5. He handed over the letter to the Depot Manager on Sunday, becoming the first person to rejoin duty.
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