Hyderabad: AICC spokesperson Dr Dasoju Sravan on Friday demanded that the State Government order a probe by a sitting judge of High Court on the income, losses, assets, liabilities and other aspects of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC).
Addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan here today, Sravan condemned Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao for his statement on the RTC, its employees, their unions and the ongoing strike. He said the State Government should release a White Paper on the assets and liabilities of RTC. While the Chief Minister claimed that the State Government has spent Rs 4,250 crore on RTC, the unions argue that the amount was only Rs 702 crore. He said this contradiction could be cleared only if the matter is probed by a sitting judge of High Court.
Sravan said before advising the Opposition parties, KCR should do a serious introspection of his own behaviour. He said the culture of purchasing legislators of Opposition parties like livestock was started by KCR. Referring to KCR’s displeasure and criticism on RTC strike and union leaders, he reminded that it was the KCR himself who launched Telangana Mazdoor Union and made Harish Rao its Honorary President. He said RTC union leaders Ashwathama Reddy and Thomas were groomed by KCR and used them during the statehood movement.
The AICC Spokesperson said the Chief Minister was disobeying the orders of the High Court on payment of September salaries to RTC employees. He warned that if KCR fails to mend his behaviour, he would meet the fate like MIM leader Qasim Razvi. He also said the State Government has closed down Nizam Sugar Factory in a similar way although its revival was among major electoral promises of TRS.