BJP to stage 'sadak bandh' throughout Telangana on November 19

WION Web Team New Delhi Nov 18, 2019, 07.43 AM(IST)

A file photo of TSRTC workers strike Photograph:( IANS )

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Dr Laxman urged the High Court to take suo moto cognizance of the statements issued by the Transport Principal Secretary, in which he had blamed the BJP.

BJP will stage a 'sadak bandh' throughout Telangana on November 19 against some officials in the state government who are acting like "agents of the ruling TRS" by going after those who sided with the TSRTC employees, said the party's state President Dr K Laxman.

"It is most unfortunate that some IAS officers in Telangana are acting as agents of ruling TRS party by not only filing false affidavits, false data, and false allegations and have gone to an extent of levelling charges against BJP and even RTC employees that they are conspiring to dethrone the present state government," Laxman was quoted as saying on Sunday.

"BJP is going to participate in the 'Sadak Bandh' programme. I will lead the agitation on that day and this should become an eye-opener to the government. And see to it that the TSRTC employees' genuine demands are met, otherwise the government shall face adverse consequences in the state," he added.

Dr Laxman urged the High Court to take suo moto cognizance of the statements issued by the Transport Principal Secretary, in which he had blamed the BJP and also questioned whether standing up for the rightful demands of the TSRTC employees could be seen as a move to destabilise the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led state government.

The employees have been on a strike since October 5 with several demands including revision of pay.

On November 14, Joint Action Committee (JAC) formed to lead the protest, decided to keep aside their demand as the government showed no signs of softening its stand.

At least five TSRTC employees have committed suicide since the commencement of the strike. 

(With inputs from ANI)