Is the emergence of the ‘Telangana Joint Struggle Committee,’ in the public eye on Thursday, a part of the conspiracy to isolate the Joint Action Committee of Telangana employees and separate them from other unions to dilute the proposed strike from August 17?
Indications suggest that the government believes in adopting the ‘divide and rule’ policy, especially if it has to break the stranglehold of the Telangana Joint Action Committee on the employees. This is seen as the reason behind the emergence of the “TJSC” before the public eye.
Telangana Joint Action Committee leader Srinivas Goud claimed before media persons at the Secretariat on Thursday that under the aegis of the Government, the Joint Struggle Committee of Telangana has been formed. “It has been formed with the intention to weaken the TJAC and then reduce the strength of the proposed strike,” Mr Srinivas Goud alleged.
At a separate press conference, Telangana Joint Struggle Committee leader Gopal Reddy informed that the government was agreeable to GO 610 implementation and appointment of a Judicial commission to study the recommendations of the Girglani Commission Report.
The TJSC leader also disclosed that his group has decided to meet Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy at the earliest, thereby lending more credence to the speculation that the TJSC was backed by the government. Besides this, the TJSC Core Committee has also decided to discuss their demands on August 16, and chalk out a programme whether to go ahead with their strike or not. Meanwhile, TJAC Teachers’ leader Pula Ravinder also spoke to the media persons and informed that they were prepared to go on strike any moment the call is given.