The Telangana Joint Action Committees of employees of government departments, state and central public sector undertakings, teachers, lecturers, university teachers and non-teaching staff, municipal and panchayat workers and several people’s organizations would meet on Tuesday to chalk out a strategy to make the proposed people’s strike from August 1 a success across the Telangana region.
Employee association leaders during a preliminary meeting on Monday reviewed the current state of the movement and the impact created through the resignations of elected representatives from Telangana region. “The Telangana movement had reached a critical stage. All of us are of the unanimous view that the resignations of MPs, MLAs and MLCs have given a new direction to the movement and there is every need to sustain pressure on the Centre by extending the best possible co-operation in the next few days. Representatives of at least 147 employee associations have confirmed their desire to be part of this crucial meeting,” said a T-JAC leader. He added that a detailed plan of action would have been announced after Tuesday’s meeting.
Meanwhile, the state steering committee of Telangana Electricity Employees’ Joint Action Committee (TEEJAC) resolved to go in for direct action any day after July 31, without affecting essential services, generation and supply during its agitation programme.
The Telangana Joint Action Committee (T-JAC) had on July 14 cautioned the state government that it would be constrained to direct its constituent members to initiate direct action from August 1 if it failed to impress upon the Union government to initiate steps for the formation of the Telangana state by the end of this month.
Meanwhile, Telangana political JAC chairman M Kodandaram Reddy told the media that political compulsions could have forced the Speaker to reject the resignations of 101 MLAs from Telangana.
Expressing satisfaction at the impact caused by the resignation of the MLAs from Telangana, the T-JAC chairman said efforts were underway to rope in as many organizations as possible to strengthen the movement. “I feel all MLAs must resign once again. Once a detailed plan of action is readied for the people’s strike, the movement would reach a critical stage wherein the Centre will be forced to announce T-state,” he said. TOI