Following a gridlock of almost two months, the RTC strike was officially called off by both the employees and the KCR-led government on Thursday. As anticipated, the cabinet meeting which went on for three hours took the decision in favour of the employees who already compromised with the merger demand. In the press conference held post the cabinet meeting, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced that his government has officially accepted the plea of the employees to join back in the respective duties. “You can all resume duties happily tomorrow,” said KCR as the employees heaved a sigh of relief.
Shedding light on the events that took place from the past two months, KCR stated breathed fire on the opposition parties and union leaders for playing puppets with the employees. Followed by the good news, KCR has also stated that the state government has decided to give Rs 100 crore to the RTC to come out of the losses. He then lauded the High Court Chief Justice for being the only person who showed concern towards the employees.
Setting aside the privatisation decision, for now, KCR has warned that he might rethink about that any time soon. Claiming that all the workers are his own people, the Chief Minister announced that a job will be offered to the bereaved families who lost their breadwinners during the strike. KCR also proposed that he would personally meet five employees from each depot at Pragathi Bhavan. KCR said that he would soon travel to New Delhi and meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discuss the issue with him.