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Will Centre intervene in RTC strike issue?

Will Centre intervene in RTC strike issue?

The chances of negotiations between the striking RTC employees and the Telangana Rashtra Samithi government headed by K Chandrasekhar Rao have completely evaporated with both the sides adopting a stubborn stand.

As the union leaders said they are riding a tiger now and if they get down, they would be devoured.

They cannot withdraw the strike now without achieving anything as they would neither get back their salaries nor would their demands be resolved in the near future.

The chief minister has already made up his mind to privatise the RTC and is ready to confront even the state high court if it opposes the same. He is hell bent on burying the RTC and remove all the employees.

The only option left before the RTC unions is to expect an intervention from the Centre which they say has a 30 per cent stake in the RTC.

That is precisely why the RTC unions have dumped the Congress party and are running after the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders.

They are understood to have sent a representation to the Centre seeking an intervention in the issue. Representatives of the Joint Action Committee of RTC unions met Union Ministers Amit Shah and JP Nadda and explained the situation.

Other leaders like Prof Kodandaram of Telangana Jana Samithi (TJS) and Manda Krishna Madiga of Madiga Reservation Porata Samiti (MRPS) also talked to the BJP leaders to take up the matter with the Centre to find a solution.

Apparently, the Centre is waiting for an outcome from the state high court to see whether the judgement would be in favour of the RTC unions. If it happens, the Centre might directly involve in the issue, sources said.



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