The Noncooperation Agitation will continue after talks between the Group of Ministers and the TNGO leaders remained inconclusive on Monday with no clarity on some of the important demands which were insisted on by the latter.
TNGOs chairman Swamy Goud however said that another meeting would take place on Tuesday and the day after to study the issues threadbare. “Till then the noncooperation strike would continue,” he told media persons at the Secretariat. G Devi Prasad Rao, Vittal, M Dayakar Reddy, V Srinivas Goud and others were also present at the press briefing.
According to some TNGOs leaders, the government has agreed to revive the Girglani Commission Report, agreed for a TNGO delegation to go to New Delhi on the 14F Clause on Hyderabad zone among others. The date for proceeding to New Delhi has not been decided so far.
This was the TNGOs’ third meeting with the GoM, and the staff leaders are expected to give a reply to the government only after they have their own meeting.
At another press briefing, Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayan Reddy said that Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy was favourable to some of the demands and appealed to the TNGO leaders to call off their stir in view of the losses suffered by the government for the past 11 days.
As many as 50,000 applications have been received by the district Collectorates weekly, he said, and urged the leaders to consider the welfare of the poor which came to a standstill due to their stir.
Listing out the benefits from the Central Budget, the Minister said that Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had taken care of all sections of the society.
Mr Ramnarayan Reddy hailed the Budget as ‘People’s Budget.’
Labour Minister Danam Nagender was also present in the meeting with the TNGO leaders.