Warangal: KCR behaving like a dictator, says CPM
The police foiled the bid of CPI (M) and CITU activists who tried to lay siege to Warangal Urban District Collectorate here on Wednesday, who were protesting against the State government for not resolving the TSRTC employees’ strike.
Warangal: The police foiled the bid of CPI (M) and CITU activists who tried to lay siege to Warangal Urban District Collectorate here on Wednesday, who were protesting against the State government for not resolving the TSRTC employees' strike.
The police took protestors into custody when they took out a rally to the Collectorate from Ekasila Park.
Addressing the protest, the CPI (M) Warangal Urban district in-charge secretary G Prabhakar Reddy said that the way the State government is dealing with the TSRTC employees is awful. "Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is behaving like a dictator, reminding the likes of Adolf Hitler," he said. Stating that KCR was trying to throttle the voice of the working class, he said that such attempts won't last long.
The government's inaction is condemnable even though the RTC employees were willing to rejoin the duties calling off their strike, Reddy said. Referring to the RTC In-charge Managing Director Sunil Sharma's remarks against RTC staff's decision to rejoin the duties, Reddy said that employees have every right to call for a strike. It may be recalled here that Sunil Sharma had reportedly ridiculed the RTC staff's decision to rejoin the duties stating that employees cannot boycott their duties and join back as per their whims and fancies in any public undertaking sector in the country.
Reddy found fault with the government for not resolving the strike issue even though the High Court had told it to solve amicably through a dialogue. Instead of following the directions of the High Court, the State government wants to prove its ascendancy by ignoring the RTC employees' plea to rejoin the duties. Instead of allowing the RTC staff to join their duties, the government says that the employees have to wait till the Labour Court takes a decision, Reddy said, criticising the rulers dragging it further.
CITU district secretary Ragula Ramesh, CPM District Committee members M Kumara Swamy, Godugu Venkat, G Ramulu, D Tirupathi, M Ramaswamy, district leaders K Lingaiah, Mahabub Pasha, Manda Sampath and D Bhanu Naik among others were present.