TSRTC employees' unions' JAC Convener Ashwathama Reddy today said that there was nothing to worry where the warning of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao that he would privatize the corporation was concerned.
Speaking to mediapersons after meeting BJP Telangana president K Laxman at the party's headquarters at Nampally along with TJS founder-president M Kodandaram and MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga, he said that the corporation could never be privatized unless the union government assented to it as the latter had a 31% stake in the corporation, and that the JAC representatives had briefed union ministers Amit Shah and J P Nadda about the situation arising out of the 33-day strike by the RTC employees.
The JAC leader also sought support of the BJP for the JAC's proposed Million March program scheduled to be held at Tank Bund on November 9.
Reddy said that the RTC JAC was also appealing to the other government employee unions to organise a pen-down strike in support of the agitating RTC employees, and that the unions had responded positively.
He demanded that the State government constitute a statutory committee and hold discussions with the JAC. He also thanked the employees for not responding to the call of the Chief Minister to resume their duties.
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