Hyderabad, Oct 7: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President and Nalgonda MP Capt. N. Uttam Kumar Reddy on Monday described the announcement made by Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao dismissing over 48,000 RTC employees as ‘un-democratic and un-constitutional’.
Strongly reacting to the KCR's move, Uttam in a statement, alleged that the Chief Minister was trying to suppress the voice and rights of employees and common people. Advising all the government employees to be cautious with the Chief Minister, he said and slammed KCR for calling RTC strike illegal.
He said Telangana State would not have become a reality if RTC staff would not have gone on strike during statehood movement. He reminded that KCR had praised the same RTC staff when they went on strike during Telangana agitation but now KCR has changed his stand after coming to power.
Uttam said that the Chief Minister had insulted the employees of Revenue Department by comparing them with dog's tail while speaking in the Legislative Assembly. By doing so, he alleged that KCR had tried to black mail the Revenue Dept employees.
He also criticised the Chief Minister for his proposed move to do away with the system of Village Revenue Officers (VROs). He said KCR did not learn to respect the government employees.
He said that the Congress party would continue its support to the employees in all their struggles. The Congress leader said that India was world's largest democracy where every citizen has his/her own rights.
He said fundamental rights of all citizens must be protected. The common people in the state were suffering due to the arrogant attitude of TRS Government, he said asked the Congress cadre to support the RTC workers in their agitation and participate in the hunger strike to express solidarity.
He urged the State Government to hold talks with the RTC unions to resolve the matter by accepted all the justified demands of workers.(UNI)