RTC strike: Cong advises bureaucrats not to mislead HC

RTC strike: Cong advises bureaucrats not to mislead HC

Agency News

Hyderabad, Oct 30: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy has advised the State Government officials to restrain from violating law on the issue of strike by RTC employees.

Mr Reddy, in a media statement on Wednesday, alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) was forcing the senior bureaucrats and other officials to mislead the High Court on the RTC issue. He said it was at the Chief Minister's instance that the officials presented selected statistics before the High Court and concealed the figures of money the government owed to the Road Transport Corporation.

He said KCR has already prepared his mind to privatise the RTC so as to take control over its assets worth thousands of crores and therefore, he is willingly disobeying the directives of the High Court. Unfortunately, he said many senior officials, deliberately or unknowingly, were supporting the Chief Minister in violating the law and rules.

The Congress leader warned that the High Court might initiate 'contempt of court' proceedings if the officials continue to mislead it or furnish incorrect and incomplete information. Since the State is run by the Executive, the Chief Secretary and other bureaucrats would face the action and not the Chief Minister. Therefore, the bureaucrats should follow the rules and act as per law instead of protecting the political and commercial interest of KCR. (UNI)