RTC Strike: State BJP MPs Meet Gadkari For Help
They apprised Gadkari of the 47-day-long strike, and claimed that Gadkari had agreed to try to resolve the crisis.
Hyderabad | 21st November 2019
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy today said that the Centre was likely to intervene in the RTC employees' strike issue in Telangana.
Accompanied by BJP MPs D Arvind, B Sanjay and S Babu Rao, Reddy called on Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and sought his intervention to end the crisis.
He apprised Gadkari of the 47-day-long strike, which was called off on Wednesday but whose effect is still not over - the employees are not being allowed to rejoin duty.
He later informed the media that Gadkari had agreed to try to resolve the crisis.
He said that Gadkari had told them that he would talk to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on the issue.
He said that Gadkari would also call Telangana Transport Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar and other relevant officials to Delhi, and ensure that the employees were back in their jobs.
Reddy pointed out that the Centre has a share in the TSRTC and so had a right to intervene.
He suggested to the State government that it avoid steps of retaliation and take the employees back sans conditions.
The RTC management and the government should act immediately in this regard as the JAC had now called off the strike, he said, especially since the RTC employees had been facing several problems for two months due to lack of income.
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