FREEDOM PRESS BUREAU
Hyderabad, Nov 20: The Opposition leaders today urged Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan to intervene in the RTC workers’ strike and take steps for ending the same.
The Opposition leaders submitted a representation with their demands to the Governor and urged her to take action against TSRTC in-charge MD Sunil Sharma for filing a false affidavit before the High Court levelling baseless allegations against them. They also informed the Governor that they would meet the President and Union ministers in this regard.
A delegation comprising Telangana Telugu Desam chief L Ramana, Telangana Jana Samiti president M Kodandaram, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy, senior Congress leader and former minister J Geeta Reddy and BJP leader Mohan Reddy called on the Governor at Raj Bhavan and submitted the representation.
Addressing media persons later, Kodandaram alleged that there was no response from the State government even after the advice of the High Court to initiate parleys with the RTC unions on their demands.
He also made it clear that the High Court asked the government to take back the employees and allow them to resume work whenever they wanted to do so. He also alleged that IAS officer Sunil Sharma was trying to politicize the issue by levelling baseless allegations against the Opposition political parties.
Congress Leader Geeta Reddy alleged that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao was behaving as a dictator on the issue of the ongoing RTC crew strike. Referring to the affidavit filed by Sunil Sharma, Geeta Reddy said they requested the Governor to take action against the IAS officer on the basis of his affidavit.