Hyderabad: Following boycott of talks by the Telangana employees, the group of ministers who were to hold talks with the Telangana Employees Joint Action Committee (TEJAC) leaders here on Friday have decided to review the situation on all aspects again and submit a consolidated report to the Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Representing the government, Minister for Finance Anam Ramnarayana Reddy appealed to the TEJAC leaders to reconsider their stand and come to the negotiating table for holding talks in order to resolve their demands.
The Minister maintained that the Telangana issue was not in their purview but discussions were in progress at centre on this issue.
It was reiterated by the Minister that the employees formed part of the government; as such their cooperation is essential for running the administration.
Speaking on Essential Services Maintenance Act, ESMA, the Minister clarified that forces deployment or ESMA were part of a kind of security for maintaining peace and it was not to intimidate the employees or settle scores against any individual.
Discussions across the table were the main option for the government and once again the TEJAC leaders were asked to give up the agitational methods for realizing their demands.