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KCR eyeing RTC's assets: Congress

KCR eyeing RTCGudur Narayana Reddy
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Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy on Wednesday has advised Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy on Wednesday has advised Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to show some serious concern over the inconvenience being faced by nearly one crore commuters due to the ongoing strike of Road Transport Corporation employees and take measures to resolve the crisis.

Narayana Reddy, in a media statement, alleged that the Chief Minister first aggravated the RTC crisis by not addressing the problems being faced by employees and now he is trying to take advantage of the strike to initiate privatisation. "KCR family is eyeing on the RTC properties worth more than Rs 65,000 crore across the State and wants their possession in the name of corporation's revival plan.

The Chief Minister is neither concerned about the inconvenience being caused to nearly one crore commuters nor bothered about fate of over 48,000 employees whom he declared as 'self-dismissed'. He is creating a situation where in his family members and friends can easily take over RTC's valuable properties under the curtains of strike," he alleged.

The Congress leader demanded that the Chief Minister release a White Paper on RTC's factual situation giving details of its assets, liabilities, dues from the government and taxes imposed on the corporation. The report of Sunil Sharma Committee on RTC issues should also be placed in public domain.

"KCR was silent on RTC issues for more than five years. He did not respond when the RTC unions served strike notice as per the law. The drama of talks with employees' unions was enacted just 3-4 days before the end of deadline and after the employees went to strike over non-fulfilment of demands, the Chief Minister entered the scene and announced dismissal of more than 48,000 workers in a single stroke," he said.

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