Hyderabad, Nov 3 : The Congress party on Sunday strongly criticised Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for going ahead with privatisation of Road Transport Corporation (RTC) despite the fact that the matter was pending in the High Court.
All India Congress Committee (AICC) National Spokesperson Dr Dasoju Sravan, in a media statement on Sunday, said that it was illegal and unconstitutional on the part of KCR Cabinet to approve 50 per cent privatisation of RTC while ignoring the fact that over 48,000 employees are on strike seeking corporation's merger with State Government.
The cabinet should have discussed about the serious remarks made by the High Court against the State Government and the officials who furnished incorrect information. It is highly regrettable that KCR cabinet did not show any respect towards the High Court which is hearing the matter," he said while asking whether the Chief Minister was trying to bull doze the institution of High Court.
Sravan said that the Chief Minister has already committed a series of mistakes on the RTC issue and now he was trying to cover them up in the name of cabinet decision. "Instead of misleading the people through press conferences, KCR must first convince the court that the RTC strike was illegal and all the demands raised by employees were not justified. He must clarify to the High Court that the statistics furnished by the officials were not incorrect. He must have kept all decisions in abeyance until the matter gets disposed off in the High Court," he said. UNI