Hyderabad: The RTC Joint Action Committee on Wednesday announced it would hold the Million March on November 9. The JAC also urged the employees of other departments to support their cause.
The JAC leaders met BJP state president Dr K Laxman, Telangana Jana Samiti president Prof K Kodandaram, and MRPS leader Manda Krishna Madiga at the BJP office on Wednesday.
After the meeting, RTC JAC convener Ashvatthama Reddy told the media that the JAC has requested the BJP to support the Million March, and party president Dr Laxman has extended the party’s support.
Mr Reddy said that the RTC JAC is seeking the support of all the trade unions and employees’ associations for the Million March. The JAC is also planning to meet the employees’ JACs on Thursday.
The striking RTC employees have not responded to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s deadline for going back to work. Mr Reddy said workers should not panic at the provocative statements made by the state government. He also said that the JAC leaders went to Delhi to meet the BJP national working president J.P. Nadda, and they would also meet the leaders of other political parties to represent the unf-air treatment of the government to its staff.
“The state government could not take policy decisions on the RTC without the approval of the Centre. The JAC is ready to negotiate with the committee appointed by the state government with legal sanctity,” said Mr Reddy.
TJS president Prof Kodandaram expressed his support for the Million March.
MRPS leader Mandakrishna Madiga said that the state government has been thinking of priva-tising the RTC, for which the Centre also has to take responsibility....