Did the series of suicides move the KCR-led government to hold talks? Did the government yield to the relentless agitations from 19 days? or is it just forced to hold talks on the High Courts ordered to resolve the issue?
Hundreds of questions yet the employees are relieved by the Telangana State government’s statement that it is ready to examine the several demands of the TSRTC worker unions. But it was rumoured that it was the employee unions who first came to the compromise by withdrawing their demand for merger of RTC with the state government. The CMO in an official press release stated that the CM is ready to facilitate talks between the striking employees and the RTC management. After a review meeting with the officials at Pragati Bhavan on Tuesday, KCR called for a six-member committee of RTC Executive Directors and has instructed them to prepare a report after studying the demands of the employees.
However, the employee unions brushed off the statement that they dropped the demand for the merger of RTC with the governmentrt. Ashwathama Reddy, Joint Action Committee(JAC) leader stated that KCR is trying to mislead the employees. “Merger is our first priority,” he added.